Police arrest relative of man accused of killing a UNM baseball player
KOB Web Staff
May 22, 2019 10:11 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Ephraim Bashir was one of APD’s most wanted fugitive until Tuesday night when he turned himself in to authorities in downtown Albuquerque, officials said.
Bashir is facing aggravated battery against a household member for allegedly shooting and wounding his girlfriend last weekend during a domestic dispute, according to a criminal complaint.
Ephraim is the uncle of murder suspect Darian Bashir, the man accused of killing UNM baseball player Jackson Weller on May 4.
Ephraim’s brother, Tarik Bashir said his brother surrendered around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Felicia Maggard said Bashir came into contact with detectives near the prisoner transport center and agreed to turn himself in.
According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched to the 100 block of Madeira Drive SE following a 911 call by a woman who identified herself as Ephraim’s girlfriend.
Officers arrived and discovered the woman suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and leg.
She was transported to UNM hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, according to the complaint.
Bashir was booked at the Metropolitan Detention Center and the district attorney’s office has filed a motion to keep him behind bars pending trial.
Tarik told KOB 4 his brother wanted to surrender out of fear for his life and potential harm to other innocent people, given the intense manhunt for a wanted fugitive.
KOB Web Staff
Updated: May 22, 2019 10:11 PM
Created: May 22, 2019 06:49 PM
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