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Posted on: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Soccer: Police identify suspect in Cabanas shooting


STEPHEN WADE
AP Sports Writer

MEXICO CITY Police have identified a suspect in the shooting of Paraguay soccer star Salvador Cabanas.

Mexico City Attorney General Miguel Angel Mancera identified the suspect as Jose J. Balderas Garza known also as "El JJ" or "El Modelo." Mancera said Tuesday surveillance videos showed the suspect entering a bathroom in a bar with his bodyguard moments before the player was shot.

Cabanas was in critical but stable condition Tuesday, a day after he was shot in the head in a fashionable Mexico City neighborhood. Surgeons were unable to remove a bullet from his skull.