39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad was placed into custody following a murder spree in the heart of Fresno, California today. All victims were targeted at random for nothing more than the color of their skin — white.
Wanted for murdering a security guard at a motel a week earlier, Muhammad learned that authorities were on his tail through the media. Hours after realizing the police were after him, the downtown shooting spree began.
Muhammad approached a gas and electric company truck and fatally shot the white passenger with a .357 Magnum revolver, but spared the driver, who was Latino.
Muhammad then began shooting down an intersection at a white man exiting his home but he escaped unharmed.
Next, the gunman opened fire on a vehicle containing a family with children, but ceased shooting immediately after realizing the occupants were Hispanic. None of them were harmed.
After a white man exited a nearby building, Muhammad took notice and executed him.
Reloading at a bus stop outside the building, a group of people fled but Muhammad was able to catch up to one of them and that person, another white man, was shot multiple times, dying from the wounds.
Authorities caught up to Muhammad and arrested him as he reportedly yelled, "Allahu akbar!" as he was being detained.
Police maintain this was not a terrorist attack, alleging Muhammad was motivated by hatred toward white people.
Muhammad's social media accounts were discovered to contain a barrage of anti-white and anti-government ideology, with posts sympathizing with the shooter of the 2016 Dallas police massacre.
Booked at the Fresno County Jail, he was charged with four counts of murder and assault with a deadly weapon.