Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

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Two days earlier, Muhammad killed Carl Williams, a 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard, also white.

The men happened to be on the same block, but had no known connection to each other or to the shooter, Kori Ali Muhammad, who told police he wanted to kill as many white people as he could before he was captured.

Muhammad said he selected the one who looked older and heavier, chasing David Jackson, 58, to the parking lot of a Catholic Charities building, where he shot him twice, killing him.

Prosecutors say they're holding off on three additional counts in the deaths of three white men Tuesday while investigators piece together their case.

Authorities say Carl Williams was working as a security guard at a Motel 6 on Thursday night when Kori Ali Muhammad shot and killed him after an altercation.

Court records reviewed by The Associated Press on Friday showed Muhammad has been accused of a series of violent incidents dating back two decades, to when he was charged with beating the mother of his child and threatening to burn down her home if she went to police.

Dyer said that he totally surrendered to responding officers and even apologized for his actions.

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Hate crime enhancements will be applied to the three Tuesday murders, as Muhammad targeted his victims for their race and gender, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters Wednesday.

Next, Dyer said Muhammad shot at another white man walking out of a house, but did not hit him, and then shot at a vehicle, but stopped shooting when he saw two Latina women inside. He is also charged with attempted murder for shooting at a second security guard.

In an online video from 2015, Muhammad said he joined a gang at 9 years old and the Black Liberation Movement at age 14. They said he loved fishing and crafting wood. "Banking on the hopes that American minorities will feel alienated if President Trump handles the subject of race the way he did during his campaign, with divisive language and an attention to white nationalism, black separatism is finding a renewed sense of energy", said the watchdog organization in a January 12 article. A memorial of candles and flowers honors victims of Tuesday's shooting outside Catholic Charities Wednesday, April 19, 2017 in Fresno, Calif. Mark Gassett, 37, of Fresno, had just picked up groceries at a Catholi. They spoke. The man then took the gun from Muhammad and fled.

Meanwhile, faith leaders are planning a prayer walk and vigil at noon Thursday.

Islamic Cultural Center Director Reza Nekumanesh says his organization "condemns the acts of the criminal in the strongest terms".

Muhammad frequently pleaded no contest within days of being charged. He also faces at least two additional charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

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