Written by Associated Press
(AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting in downtown Fresno, California (all times local):
A coroner has released the names of three men gunned down during a shooting rampage in Fresno.
The Fresno County coroner’s office says 34-year-old Zackary David Randalls of Clovis, a utility worker, died at a hospital. Mark James Gassett, a 37-year-old from Fresno, died in a neighborhood, and 58-year-old David Martin Jackson of Fresno was shot outside a charity office and died at a hospital.
Police have arrested Kori Ali Muhammad, who is black, saying he singled out white victims and killed them at random.
Prosecutors say Muhammad is expected to be charged with four counts of murder in the three killings Tuesday and in the slaying last week of a motel security guard.
Prosecutors say the suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno could be arraigned on murder charges by the end of the week.
Steve E. Wright, assistant district attorney for Fresno County, says the case against Kori Ali Muhammad will likely be submitted to his office Thursday. Wright says he expects the arraignment will be scheduled for Friday.
Muhammad is expected to be charged with four counts of murder in the killings Tuesday of three men on a downtown street and in the slaying last week of a motel security guard.
Police say the 39-year-old, who is black, singled out white victims and killed them at random.
A close friend of a man who was shot in the passenger seat of a utility truck during a deadly rampage in Fresno says the victim was a 34-year-old father of two young children.
Eddie Valencia said Wednesday that he and Zackary Randalls were friends for 15 years after bonding on a job over a love of music and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Randalls was in a training program for Pacific Gas & Electric and doing a ride-along Tuesday when he was gunned down. The driver wasn’t hit and sped toward the police department, but Randalls died.
Two others also were shot and killed. Police arrested Kori Ali Muhammad, who is black, saying he singled out white victims and killed them at random.
Valencia called Randalls “one of the wittiest people he’s ever known,” saying the two loved to laugh.
A woman says she watched as one of the three victims killed during a Fresno shooting rampage took his last breath.
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.
The man had just gone shopping at a Catholic Charities building when he was gunned down. His identity wasn’t released.
Police later Tuesday arrested 39-year-old Kori Ali Muhammad. Police say Muhammad, who is black, singled out white victims and killed them at random.
He’s expected to be charged with four counts of murder in the killings Tuesday and in the slaying last week of 25-year-old motel security guard Carl Williams.