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Suspected Shooter of US Consulate Officer in Mexico from California

iStock/Thinkstock(MEXICO CITY) -- An American suspect in the shooting of a U.S. consulate officer in Guadalajara, Mexico, is headed back to the U.S. after his arrest on Sunday.

The suspected shooter, Zia Zafar, is a medical student who was studying at the Guadalajara Autonomous University (UAG), according to his landlord. Zafar's former neighbors told ABC affiliate KABC-TV he lived in Chino Hills, California, with his mother and sister until three weeks ago.

Zafar was allegedly captured on surveillance video following the official-- Christopher Ashcraft-- in a parking garage, Mexican officials said, and then reportedly shooting him as he exited the lot.

The suspect lived in an upper-middle class neighborhood of Providencia, near the medical school, in Mexico with about four others, Zafar's landlord said. He was arrested when Mexican Special Forces raided the home on Sunday morning.

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