Fox News reports that three people are currently dead after a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California. Kori Ali Muhammad, also known as “Black Jesus”, has been arrested after three people were shot and killed, including a security guard.
According to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, they believe he is connected to the murders. He was heard yelling “Allah Akbar” before being tackled by police.
Dyer said at a news conference Muhammad has made posts against white people and the government on his Facebook page, and that all the people he shot were white men.
— Fox26 News (@KMPHFOX26) April 18, 2017
He also shouted “Allahu Akbar” as police tackled him to the ground, according to Dyer.
The shooting spree began around 10:45 a.m. local time, when one person was shot in a PG&E utility truck, a second person was shot on Fulton Street and a third person was shot in the parking lot of Catholic Charities, FOX 26 News reported.
All three shooting locations were close to each other. Around 16 shots were fired during the shooting spree, police said.
Muhammad was already wanted in connection to the killing of an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last week, police said.
Dyer said Fresno police have called the FBI to assist in the investigation. Muhammad made other statements to police, but Dyer did not disclose what they were.
PG&E stated, “Our thoughts are with all involved in the incident that occurred in Fresno today. Public and employee safety is always our top priority. We are still gathering information on what happened, and will work to support first responders and law enforcement in their efforts.”
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