"He's not a terrorist, he is a racist, filled with hate", Dyer said at a news conference. "He's not going to kill anyone else".
"First, he said he respected Fresno police officers (and) did not want to force them to shoot him", Dyer said.
In Sacramento, records show, Muhammad went by several different names, including Kori McWallace, Cory Muhammad and Corey Allen Taylor.
Fresno police chief Jerry Dyer said: 'These individuals who were chosen today did not do anything to deserve what they got.
One man was riding in a utility truck.
It said the victims include at least 184 children up to 11 years old and 914 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17.
She said Wednesday she was in shock, but also at peace because she had the chance to tell him how much she loved him and how proud she was of him a few days before his death.
"The diocese will be present to the needs of all those serving as witnesses to this violent and traumatic event", she told the newspaper, "such as counseling and pastoral care, and Bishop Ochoa asks for the prayer of all the faithful for the victims of this violent crime and their families, and that law enforcement will be successful in the their investigation in identifying the perpetrator". "That is the kind of guy he was".
Now investigators have to piece together what drove Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, to open fire Tuesday afternoon and determine if what he did could be considered a hate crime.
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"He does not like white people", Dyer said, citing the suspect's statements after being arrested and his Facebook postings. According to the AP, they had issued an alert prior to Tuesday's shooting spree saying that Muhammad was armed and risky, and that he was wanted in the shooting death of 25-year-old Carl Williams, a security guard at a Motel 6. Fresno police members walk near a shooting scene Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Fresno, Calif. Muhammad then ran into the arresting officer at Divisadero and shouted "allahu akbar" as he was taken into custody. Williams was a manager at a Toys R' Us who was at his second job when Muhammad shot and killed him at a Motel 6.
A man wanted over the fatal shooting of a security guard set out to kill as many white people as he could, gunning down three men on the streets of Fresno, California, before being captured, authorities have said.
"We know that he has some posts that says that he does not like white people", Dyer said. "They needed to have their own land with their own laws". Another, a 58-years-old man, was also shot and killed in a nearby parking lot. Muhammad also is suspected in the shooting death Thursday of security guard Carl Allen Williams III at a Motel 6. The driver proceeded quickly to a police station to report what had happened.
Jackson's roommate said they were waiting for a bus home after going to the bank and then stopping to use the bathroom at Catholic Charities.
Police are searching for the revolver Muhammad said he tossed into a pile of clothing.
Lilles confirmed Gassett was a client, and she said he was a veteran. A memorial to all four victims is still attracting visitors with candles and flowers. Text me every morning.
In one video, posted about two years ago, he discusses his past.
Muhammad is also accused of firing at a 59-year-old white man coming out of a house, but he missed, the police chief said. This came after his father had started smoking crack, he added.