Police in Fresno, California held a press conference after arresting 39-year-old Kori Ali Mohammad, a black Muslim male, after he went on a shooting spree killing three white men. As police tackled him to the ground, Mohammad shouted “Allahu Akbar!”
Police Chief Jerry Dyer said they have been looking for Mohammad since April 13. On that day, he shot a security guard at a Motel 6, killing him. He then turned his gun on a second security guard but, fortunately, was out of bullets and did not harm him.
At 10:45 am local time, Mohammad fired his weapon into a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) vehicle, killing the passenger. The driver then drove to Fresno Police headquarters and notified police about what happened. The manhunt was then underway. Before his capture, Mohammad shot at two more people as he was walking down the street. One was uninjured but one was hit by the gunfire and died.
Mohammad then made his way to Catholic Charities facility in downtown Fresno where he shot and killed another man in the parking lot.
Chief Dyer confirmed during the press conference that all the individuals who were killed were white men. He then shared what police found on Mohammad’s social media as they investigated him. In short, he hated white people and the government.
“We also did some research on Kori Mohammad and we looked at his Facebook. We know that he has some posts that says that he does not like white people and, also on that post, that he has expressed some anti-government sentiments.”
Kori Ali Mohammad will be charged with four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Based upon the fact that Mohammad shouted “Allahu Akbar,” this appears to be yet another instance of Islamic terrorism in California.