Gunman gave police blow by blow of shootings
Five days before a rampage that left three men dead, Kori Ali Muhammad shot an unarmed security guard who he felt had insulted him at a Motel 6 when he visited a woman at the hotel, police said.
Muhammad shot the guard, 25-year-old Carl Williams, multiple times at close range shortly after 11 p.m., police said – an act that would set off a chain of events leading to Tuesday’s mass shooting.
Police say Muhammad gave rare and unusual details about his movements and the killings over several hours of questioning following his arrest, even returning with officers to the crimes scenes and demonstrating his actions.
“As he spoke about the shooting and shooting individuals, he did so in a very callous manner,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer.
After the original shooting, Muhammad ran behind the motel and climbed onto the roof of a nearby 7-Eleven where he hid through Thursday night. Friday morning, he watched police officers investigate the crime scene and by evening he was in a ravine, where he told police he conducted voodoo rituals for three days.