“We believe it’s a hate crime.” “If in fact he’s lashing out at white people – white males in this case – that would be a hate crime,” Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told the Los Angeles Times.
And an apology to Dyer. And when this odd man surrendered, it was without incident.
A former gang member with a criminal record for cocaine possession, it is unclear when the accused killer converted to Islam.
“He’s not going to kill anyone else.”
“There were no boundaries with race, religions, beliefs, with anything. He was a stand-up guy.” If you were a good person and basically could have a good conversation, he would call you a friend.
The accused killer’s dad told the Times that in his son’s sick mind, a race war was about to erupt.
The Fresno County coroner’s office says Tuesday’s dead are Zackary David Randalls, 34, Mark James Gassett, 37, and David Martin Jackson, 58.
He told detectives he murdered security guard Carl Williams outside a Motel 6 last week because the minimum-wage earner “disrespected him”.
A frequent flier in the toxic armpit of discourse – social media – Muhammad’s rage seemed infinite, calling whites “devils.”
In his twisted mind, white people had to die.
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Cops: Man kills 3 on street, says he ‘hates white people’
With his three victims dying on the pavement, Muhammad surrendered. The fanatic black nationalist told investigators he wanted to slaughter as many whites as he could.
In one of his missives, he praised skin cancer. On his Facebook page, Muhammad hailed black pride and nationalism.
Muhammad lived in an online nether-world of perpetual rage.
Kori Ali Muhammad, a fanatic black nationalist, told investigators he wanted to slaughter as many whites as he could. (GETTY IMAGES/PHOTOS)
On a street in downtown, Fresno, Calif., he fired the first shots of his sick battle.
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Kori Ali Muhammad was in a one-man war with the world.
Randalls, on his first day on the job for Pacific Gas and Electric, leaves behind two preschoolers and a devastated wife.
Monday – in a chilling preview of Tuesday’s carnage – he wrote on his Facebook page: “My kill rate increases tremendously on the other side Ase Allah u Akbar.”
“He wouldn’t want people to be divided by this,” Valencia told the Fresno Bee.
“He set out to kill as many as he could,” Fresno’s top cop, Dyer told reporters.
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He told detectives: “White people are responsible for keeping the black people down.”
Stalking the streets armed with a .357 calibre revolver, the “black soldier” allegedly murdered three men in cold blood as he reportedly howled “Allahu akbar.”
Pal Eddie Valencia who was with Randalls as life ebbed out of him, said his friend was colour blind.
Cops say it’s not terrorism – but it is a hate crime.
Fresno gunman targeting whites chose 3 men at random: Cops
But his victims weren’t the sinister warriors the alleged triggerman believed them to be. An unarmed security guard (shot and killed days before), a utility worker who was a father of three, a charity worker and a veteran trying to get his life back on track.