He was reportedly driving a Honda Accord with California plates and was carrying the.380 used in the shooting when he was arrested at a gym in a well-to-do neighborhood of Guadalajara on Sunday morning.
A man who may be of Indian origin has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a United States consular official in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, according to reports in local media there. Neither Mexican nor US officials released the victim's name, but local media have identified him as Christopher Ashcraft. The suspect and official have not been identified and no motive has been revealed. The FBI collaborated in the investigation. The consulate posted videos and images of the incident on its Facebook page. According to the video released by the USA consulate, the perpetrator of the attack had been waiting for the consular official and started fire as the latter was driving out of a parking lot. He wounded 13-year foreign service officer Christopher Ashcraft, who was reported to be in stable condition in a Guadalajara, Mexico, hospital.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement thanking Mexico for the quick arrest.
A surveillance video posted to Facebook by the US consulate shows Zafar waiting outside a parking garage before opening fire on a vehicle Friday evening.
Surveillance video of the attack shows the gunman following the official in a parking garage. My thoughts and prayers remain with this officer and his family during this hard time.
USA authorities have not as of Monday morning local time confirmed the arrested man's identity or that of the diplomat who was shot.