Kori Ali Muhammad, the 39-year-old man from Fresno who shot and killed four individuals, because he believes that white people mistreat black people, told the investigators that the reason why he chose to murder so many individuals is that he wanted to be respected. The 39-year-old individuals, who claim to be a follower of Islam, declared that he didn’t want to be remembered as the individual who gunned down a mere motel security guard.
Fresno Shooter Claims His First Victim Was Verbally Abusive
As the days go by, more and more details are being made public in the case of Kori Ali Muhammad, named the Fresno shooter by the press. Fresno’s Chief of Police Jerry Dyer told the journalists that Muhammad’s deeds were motivated by gender and race, and moved in to dismiss his affiliation with ISI or other radical movements.
According to the authorities, it appears that the Fresno shooter has been most cooperative so far, giving the investigators detailed accounts of how he committed each murder. Dyer believes that Muhammad’s killing spree began shortly after gunning down Carl Williams, a 25-year-old security guard working at Motel Six.
Muhammad told the authorities that, on the day of Williams’s murder, he got into a fight with the individual. The quarrel soon turned into murder, as Muhammed decided to end the argument with his pistol. He told the investigators that Williams was most disrespectful and that’s the reason why he decided to kill him.
The Shooter’s Killing Spree Begins
To avoid being caught by the authorities, Muhammad hid on the motel’s rooftop. However, the Fresno Police Department managed to identify the aggressor. Seeing that he managed to outsmart the authorities, the Fresno shooter thought that he doesn’t want to be remembered as the man who shot and killed a motel employee.
And so, armed with his weapon, we went on to kill three more people before being arrested. According to Fresno’s Chief of Police, Muhammad murdered 37-year-old Mark James Gassett, 34-year-old Zachary David Randalls, and 58-year-old David Martin Jackson.
After shooting his victims, the Fresno shooter surrendered to the authorities claiming that he has no quarrel with them and that he respects the men and women in uniform. The individual’s murder weapon was not found on him. When approached with the subject, the Fresno shooter told the investigators that the weapon was stolen by one of his friends who talked him into turning himself over to the authorities.
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