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Police: Killing of 3 white men is a hate crime 01:00Story highlightsSuspect will undergo a mental competency test, assistant prosecutor saysPolice say Kori Ali Muhammad killed three men at random out of racial hatred (CNN)The man suspected of fatally shooting three people in a racially motivated rampage in Fresno, California, will undergo a mental competency evaluation, according to Steve Wright, assistant district attorney for Fresno County.
Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was to be arraigned Friday on charges of murder and attempted murder, but the arraignment was delayed pending the test.Muhammad was arrested Tuesday after killing three men at random, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Muhammad, who is black, acted out of racial hatred against white people, Dyer said.”He said he did not like white men, and that white people were responsible for keeping the black people down,” Dyer said.The investigation into those three killings is ongoing, the Fresno County district attorney’s office said. No charges have been filed.Read MoreMuhammad also is a suspect in another fatal shooting. A criminal complaint released Thursday offered details about the April 13 shooting death of Carl Williams III, a 25-year-old unarmed security guard. Muhammad is accused of shooting and killing Williams and attempting to shoot a second security guard in the parking lot of a Motel 6 in Fresno.Three dead in less than 2 minutesOfficials said Muhammad hid out from police for days after the guard’s shooting until he saw a photo of himself on the news as a suspect. Police said he then decided to act on his hatred of white people.
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