US Fresno Shooter: 'White Supremacy Has to Die'

01:25  24 april  2017
01:25  24 april  2017 Source:   NBC News

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White supremacy has to die , and people who benefit from white supremacy are white men." "Kori Muhammad is not a terrorist," Dyer said last week. "But he is a racist, and he is filled with hate." Related: Fresno Shooter Shouts 'Let Black People Go!'

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IMAGE: Kori Ali Muhammad © Kori Ali Muhammad in an arrest mug Tuesday. IMAGE: Kori Ali Muhammad

The black man accused of a hate-fueled killing spree that left three white people dead in Fresno, California, admitted the crimes on Saturday and described them as acts of vengeance against white supremacy.

In an interview with NBC affiliate KSEE, Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, also admitted to the April 13 killing of a security guard at a Motel 6.

Muhammad told the station that the guard, Carl Williams, 25, was disrespecting a friend, so he shot him, then fled.

When Muhammad learned that he was being sought in Williams' death, he considered surrendering, the station reported.

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During his arrest, Muhammad shouted “Allahu akbar,” but Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the shootings had “nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he The driver of the truck, who is Latino, sped off to the police department for help, but the worker, a 34-year-old white man, died .

(AP) -- The black gunman suspected of killing three white men in a racially motivated attack in Fresno was proud of what he had done and laughed many 28-year-old white supremacist James Jackson was charged with terrorism just last month for driving from Baltimore to New York specifically to kill a

"I was actually going to turn myself in," he told the station. "Then I started thinking about the missing black women and children, started thinking about Flint, Michigan, started thinking about [the] crack cocaine epidemic, started thinking about the injustices and atrocities my people go through. That's why I snapped."

He added: "I wasn't thinking like, I'm going to kill, kill, kill. ... White supremacy has to die, and people who benefit from white supremacy are white men."

Muhammad is accused of firing 17 shots in less than one minute near Catholic Charities on Tuesday, killing Pacific Gas and Electric worker Zackary David Randalls, 34, and two Catholic Charities clients: Mark James Gassett, 37, and David Martin Jackson, 58.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said last week that Muhammad, who laughed during interviews with authorities, carried out the killings because he felt that white people kept black people down.

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During his arrest, Muhammad shouted “Allahu Akbar,” but Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the shootings had “nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he The driver of the truck, who is Latino, sped off to the police department for help, but the worker, a 34-year-old white man, died .

During his arrest, Muhammad shouted “Allahu Akbar,” but Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the shootings had “nothing to do with terrorism in spite of the statement he The driver of the truck, who is Latino, sped off to the police department for help, but the worker, a 34-year-old white man, died .

"Kori Muhammad is not a terrorist," Dyer said last week. "But he is a racist, and he is filled with hate."

Related: Fresno Shooter Shouts 'Let Black People Go!' While Entering Courtroom

Muhammad told KSEE that he'd given his life "for the ultimate freedom of my people" and said he regretted firing at a passing car whose occupants were two Hispanic women.

"I am glad none of them got hit," Muhammad said. "I probably couldn't live with myself if I hit the woman and child. I had no intentions of hurting women and children."

During a court appearance Friday, a judge ordered Muhammad to undergo a mental evaluation.

Muhammad has been charged with murdering Williams and is being held in isolation at the Fresno County Jail in lieu of $2.6 million bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned in the other killings on May 12.

Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage .
<p>The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of white men he targeted randomly on the street, prosecutors said.</p>The charges come just over a week after Kori Ali Muhammad was charged with killing a white motel security guard days before the rampage. Muhammad told investigators that learning he was wanted for that slaying led him to try to kill as many white people as possible before he was caught.

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