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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

Police identify Cabanas suspect

MEXICO CITY (AP) Police identified a suspect in the shooting of Paraguay soccer player Salvador Cabanas, who was in critical but stable condition Tuesday after being shot in the head in the bathroom of a bar in a fashionable Mexico City neighborhood.

Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera identified the suspect as Jose J. Balderas Garza — known also as "El JJ" or "El Modelo" — from surveillance videos. Mancera said the videos showed the suspect entering the toilet with his bodyguard just moments before the Paraguayan was shot.

Hours after the shooting on Monday, surgeons attempted to remove a bullet lodged in Cabanas' skull but decided the operation was too risky.

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