Kori Muhammad is a “calloused” racist who laughed while talking to police and his mother after admitting to fatally shooting three white men north of downtown Fresno on Tuesday, says Police Chief Jerry Dyer, the Fresno Bee reports. “He’s not a terrorist, he is a racist, filled with hate,” Dyer said. “He set out to kill as many as he could. He’s not going to kill anyone else.” Muhammad told police that while he is a Muslim, he practices voodoo rituals.
The three men killed were identified as Zachary David Randalls, 34, Mark James Gassett, 37, and David Martin Jackson, 58. Dyer said Muhammad admitted to shooting the three men Tuesday, targeting them because they were white and shooting them as if he were on a game hunt. Muhammad also admitted to shooting an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 last Thursday, saying that he felt Carl Williams had “disrespected him” during an argument when he was being asked to leave the motel. Dyer quoted Muhammad as saying “he did not like white men, white people were responsible for keeping blacks down. They needed to have their own land with their own laws.” Muhammad, 39, is expected to be in court today. In a video, Muhammad said he had belonged to a small gang affiliated with the Crips in Sacramento. He joined the Nation of Islam at 16.