April 20, 2017
Muhammad, 39, not only faces three murder charges for a shooting spree on Tuesday in downtown Fresno, but also faces another murder charge for the fatal shooting last Thursday of Carl Williams, a Motel 6 security guard, whom Muhammad said “disrespected” him.
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.
Dyer said Muhammad told investigators he hid on a rooftop after Thursday’s murder and watched investigators enter and leave the Motel 6. From Friday to Sunday, Muhammad hid out in a ravine, where he practiced voodoo rituals. On Sunday, he cut off his braids and burned them in a remote area further west, police said, and continued to hide out until Tuesday.
Muhammad then went to a store to buy crystals for more voodoo rituals, but the business was closed, so he instead went into a Starbucks, where he connected to Wi-Fi and read online news reports that he was suspected for the Motel 6 shooting.
This article was posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6:22 am