A gunman — screaming “Allahu Akbar” — killed three people in downtown Fresno, California, on Tuesday and might have gunned down a fourth victim last week, officials said.
Fresno shooting suspect may have rapped about killing ‘white devils’
The suspect in custody was identified as Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, who has told police he hates white people, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. All the victims were white males.
Moments before he was grabbed by officers, Muhammad screamed the Arabic phrase for “God is great,” said cops in Fresno — in the heart of rural central California, about 170 miles south of San Francisco.
“Immediately upon the individual seeing the officer he literally dove onto the ground and was taken into custody and as he was taken into custody he yelled out ‘Allahu Akhbar,’ ” Dyer said.
Muhammad also goes by the nickname “Black Jesus,” according to Fox affiliate KMPH.
“What we know is that this was a random act of violence,” Dyer said. “There is every reason to believe he acted alone.”
Cops have gone over the suspect’s social media accounts and might have found his motive.
“We know that he has some posts that says that he does not like white people,” Dyer said. “Also on that post, he has express some anti-government sentiments. Fortunately he is in custody.”