Black supremacist Kori Ali Muhammad murdered four white men in Fresno, California, on Tuesday. When interviewed by police, the 39-year-old murderer laughed about the killings, according to Fresno’s police chief Jerry Dyer.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Dyer described Muhammad’s police interview.
“When he spoke about the shootings, he did so in a very callous manner,” Dyer said. “In fact, multiple times, he laughed as he described what transpired.”
Muhammad’s first victim was Carl Williams on April 14. The 25-year-old Motel 6 security guard was unarmed when he was shot multiple times, following an altercation with Muhammad. On April 18, Muhammad shot his next victim, Zackary Randalls, a 34-year-old PG&E employee and married father of two, as he was sitting in his work truck.
Muhammad’s third victim was Mark Gassett, a 37-year-old father picking up groceries at Catholic Charities. Finally, Muhammad killed a fourth man, David Jackson, a 58-year-old military veteran who was also in the Catholic Charities parking lot.
All of the men Muhammad killed were white.
He shouted “Allahu Akbar” — “God is great” — as he was being arrested after the shootings.
Muhammad, who had a previous felony conviction stemming from drug and weapons offenses, is a Muslim man. However, Dyer says the killings aren’t considered a terrorist act because the shooter was motivated by race, specifically white hatred.
Muhammad often expressed racist, anti-white sentiment on social media. He posted about slavery reparations and black separatism, as well as support for the Black Lives Matter movement, in Twitter and Facebook posts.
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) April 18, 2017
The following twitter post includes a video of Muhammad threatening wrath (BE ADVISED: foul language).
Video of Fresno killer Kori Muhammad threatening “We will continue to bring destruction and wrath upon America until we establish a Kingdom” pic.twitter.com/WMlPgnDDWI
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 18, 2017
On YouTube, Muhammad recorded rap videos featuring his hatred for white people.
“Justice for my black kin, hollow point(s) [bullets] make a white devil body spin,” are lyrics he rapped in a video posted last month. “Kill a racist devil dead, cut off they head, put a bullet in they head, and get that bread.”
Dyer said Muhammad wanted to kill as many white men as he could during his murder spree.
“Once he saw he was wanted for murder, he said he was not going to go down for shooting a security guard…he was going to kill as many white males as possible,” Dyer said. “He said he didn’t like white men and white men were responsible for keeping black men down.”
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