3 men killed in Fresno hate-crime shooting identified

Dyer says Muhammad told investigators that he wanted to be known as someone who killed many white people and not just a security guard. He is also the chief suspect in the shooting death last week of a hotel security guard.

Dyer said the slain men are believed to have had no connection to Muhammad.

Francine Williams described her 25-year-old son as a kind and giving person who had recently gotten engaged. He pointed the gun directly at them but did not fire.

Authorities say a man picked up the gun that a suspect used to kill three white men in a racially charged attack in Fresno and are urging him to turn himself in. Muhammad had gone there to meet a woman, and he argued with security who asked him to leave.

At one point he shot at a vehicle, but when he saw there were two Hispanic females inside, he stopped his attack. Kori Ali Muhammad, whose birth name is Cory Taylor, 39, was armed with a.357 Magnum as he shouted "Allahu Akhbar" (God is great) and started shooting White people.

Cops believe the suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, 38, was motivated by hate rather than terrorism.

'This is exclusively based on race'. Agents from the FBI are assisting in the investigation.

According to Dyer, at around 10:45 a.m. local time, two gunshots were detected through ShotSpotter, a gunfire locator, prompting police officers with the Fresno Police Department to respond to the scene.

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He was joining a colleague for a work-related ride-along when he was shot, the union said.

The guard, 25-year-old Carl Williams, was white.

"I don't even know how his wife is going to broach the subject with the kids (about) daddy's never (coming) home", Light said. The couple has two children. Gassett was shot while walking north on Fulton Street, and Jackson was shot in the Catholic Charities parking lot on North Fulton Street, sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said. He has a lengthy record and has had at least two mental health hospitalizations.

Stunned Fresno residents held hands and prayed during a vigil Tuesday. He told her loved her too. I'm so sad to hear what happened there. On one music video titled "U Gone Need Me: "Tru Story Kori" in which he discusses racism and the "liberation of his people", he says: "... on a mission for the liberation of my people. "But when she touched him, he was already dead". "We lost a member of our family. its hit us all very hard".

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand called it "a sad day for us all".

Monique Skinner tells The Fresno Bee (http://bit.ly/2osozFS ) that she was outside her apartment when she flipped the victim over and he gasped and died. "None of us can imagine what they must be going through".

Police haven't commented on Williams' race. A total of 16 rounds were fired in less than a minute in four different locations, Dyer said. Yet not one of these laws prevented Muhammad's attack.

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