According to the Fresno authorities, several new details have emerged in the case of 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad, the African-American man who murdered a security guard and three other people because he believes that white people keep black people down. The authorities declared that the man responsible for the Fresno shooting rampage showed no signs of remorse for his crime and that he’s been cooperative since the beginning of the investigation.
The Fresno Shooting Rampage Begins
Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s Chief of Police, declared that Kori’s killing spree began last week when the man shot and killed a 25-year-old security guard at Motel 6, a Fresno establishment where Kori was staying. According to the Fresno shooter’s testimony, at one point during his stay, he got into an argument with 25-year-old Carl Williams, the motel’s security guard.
The quarrel soon turned bloody as Kori took out his gun and shot the security worker for being too disrespectful towards him. Allegedly, after shooting Williams, Kori hid on the rooftop of a nearby 7/11 to avoid being caught by the authorities.
Dyer declared that an arrest warrant was issued on Kori’s name and a state-wide manhunt for the suspect begun. Realizing that he’s now wanted for the murder of the security guard, the Fresno shooter wanted to make a more lasting impression on his captors.
During his police interview, the suspect claimed that he didn’t want to go to prison simply as an individual who shot a security worker. And so, on Tuesday, Kori started what the authorities have called the Fresno shooting rampage in which three more people would have lost their lives.
Fresno Shooter Was Proud of His Achievements
Kori’s victims were David Martin Jackson (58), a bystander who was shot and killed near a Catholic charity office, Zachary David Randalls (34), a PG&E employee, and Mark James Gassett (37), another innocent bystander.
Soon after the murders, Kori’s weapon, a high-caliber pistol, vanished without a trace. According to Dyers, the weapon might have been stolen by a man of Hispanic descent, believed to be one of Kori’s acquaintances. Moreover, it appears that the same individual persuaded Kori to put an end to his killing spree and to surrender.
Following his conversation with the mysterious man, Kori, the individual responsible for the Fresno shooting rampage, turned himself over to the police. Kori motivated his gesture, saying that he doesn’t want to be remembered as a coward and that he respects the men and women working in law enforcement.
Dyers said that when Kori was taken into custody, he kept shouting ‘Allahu Ackbar’ and that he told the authorities that he’s a Muslim who practices voodoo and prays to many gods.
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