Fresno Man Kills Three in Shooting Spree, Yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ While Being Apprehended

FRESNO, Calif. — A Fresno man who uses the nickname “Black Jesus” went on a shooting spree on Tuesday, killing three, and shouting “Allah is the greatest” as he was apprehended by police.

Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, randomly gunned down a man walking along Fulton Street, and then murdered another standing outside of the city’s Catholic Charities facility, minutes after killing a man riding in a Pacific Gas and Electric truck. He also tried to shoot a fourth man during his rampage, but missed his target.

Within one minute, 16 rounds were fired.

Police had just advised hours earlier that they had identified Muhammad as the suspect in the killing of an unarmed security guard at Motel 6 last week.

He now faces four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.

“What we know is that this was a random act of violence,” Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters. “There is every reason to believe he acted alone.”

The chief has also concluded that the murders were a hate crime aimed at whites rather than an act of terror on behalf of Islam, despite Muhammad’s declaration of “Allahu akbar” while being taken into custody. He noted that Muhammad had expressed a dislike for white people on his Facebook page and was also critical of the government.

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“Let black people go or the doom increases. Reparations and separation now,” Muhammad posted over the weekend.

“We do not believe based on the information we have today that this is a terrorist-related crime,” Dyer said. “Based on the information that we have been provided, and our investigation has shown, that this is solely based on race. It has nothing to do with terrorism, in spite of the statements he made.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, which interviewed Muhammad’s grandmother, Glenestene Taylor, Muhammad’s real name is Kori Taylor. She saw him on Sunday and thought he was behaving out of the ordinary.

“These individuals that were chosen today did not anything to deserve what they got,” Dyer said. “These were unprovoked attacks.”

Pacific Gas and Electric released a statement lamenting that one of their team members had been killed.

“Our hearts are very heavy today, as we have lost a member of our PG&E family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of our employee, and all those impacted by this tragic event,” it said.

Fresno Mayor Lee Brand also extended his condolences to those affected by the violence.

“This is a sad day for us all. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims,” he said. “None of us can imagine what they must be going through.”

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    White people must immediately stop bashing their own Christian ancestors and Christian forefathers and Christian parents altogether even including the Crusaders. Parent-bashing by one race brings hatred and violence to all. The liberals should mock their own stupid selves if they want to attack anyone. The colored respect their own races and their own ancestors and their own parents unconditionally. The whites must do the same for the white race’s safety’s sake.

    Personally I never trust any white who bash their own Christian ancestors because they are exactly the same ones who promote homosexual depravity and pedophilia by equating the colored people with sexually decadent people. Whatever their flaws, the white Eauropeans and white Americans used to protect their own women and children for all time until a few decades ago. Today, their liberal descendants let perv men into women’s restrooms to endanger everyone.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Western nation’s root problem is its godless public school education. It’s so depressing immoral and depressing meaningless. Freedom without morality is simply a chaos that results in terror. Kids need the Judeo-Christian values to learn to cherish everyone’s life. Godless secularism only belittles human dignity and human life by making everyone a selfish traitor. The West must stop attacking the Christianity, their own long-standing conscience and the most noble educator that brough life to them.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The Holy Bible says:

    “My son, give me your heart,
    And let your eyes observe my ways.
    For a harlot is a deep pit,
    And a seductress is a narrow well.
    She also lies in wait as for a victim,
    And increases the unfaithful among men.”

    (Proverbs chapter 28)

  • Copyleft

    Yep, religious fanatics really do present a threat to civilization, don’t they? This one’s a Muslim (this time).

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Atheists are the worst killers.

    • Coach

      Are you that twisted, to use this event as an attempt to undermine Christianity. Your worldview supports such evils as this. You celebrate this evil, because you see it as an opportunity to attack the truth.

      The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and correction.
      Proverbs 1:7

      • Copyleft

        Nope, I see it as a reminder that religious fanatics are dangerous. And I obviously don’t support mass murder, much less celebrate it. You seem to be hallucinating.

        By the way, “fear” isn’t the beginning of anything but bad choices.

        • Coach

          So, you oppose abortion I see.

          What is a bad choice? How do you know the choices are bad?

    • Delectable

      Some of the most brutal serial killers in recent years have been homosexual males.

      – Omar Mateen, 49 killed, 53 injured, June 2016
      – Jeffrey Dahmer, murdered and dismembered at least 17 males, 1978-1991
      – Stephen Port, raped and murdered at least 4 men, 2014-2015
      – The two DC snipers, John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, were homosexual lovers, and together they killed ten people and injured 3 more, 2002.
      – Vester Flanagan, August 26, 2015, murdered 2, injured 1
      – John Wayne Gacy, murdered 33 boys and young men, 1972-78
      – William Bonin, the Freeway Killer in California, raped, tortured, and murdered at least 21 young men and boys 1979-80
      – Joseph E. Duncan III, raped at least 17 males, murdered 3, 1998-2005
      – Larry Eyler, the Interstate Killer, 23 males, 1982-84
      – Andrew Cunanan, murdered 5 (including Gianni Versace), 1997
      – Randy Steven Kraft, murdered 65, 1971-83, the “Score Card Killer”
      – Patrick Kearney and David D. Hill, murdered at least 28 (possibly as many as 43), 1968-77
      – Wayne Williams, murdered at least 23, 1979-81
      – Dean Corll, David Brooks, and Elmer Henley, murdered at least 278 1970-73
      – Juan Corona, murdered 27, 1971
      – Vaughn Greenwood, murdered at least 11, 1974-75, the “Skid Row Slasher”
      – Michael Terry, 6 murdered, 1985-86
      – Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, murdered at least 12, late 1970s, early 1980s
      – Richard Speck, murdered at least 8, 1966
      – Paul Bateson, 6 murdered, 1977-78
      – Arthur Gary Bishop, 5 murdered, 1984
      – Westley Allan Dodd, at least 3 boys murdered, 1989
      – David Edward Maust, 5 murdered, 1974-2003
      – Donald Harvey, the “Angel of Death,” murdered at least 25, 1970-71, but claims to have murdered more than 87, mostly by poisoning. He also poisoned his husband, and infected some hospital patients with hepatitis B and HIV.
      – Michael Swango, murdered at least 35, 1983-97, “Doctor of Death”
      Total 687 murders, 27 gay serial killers, between 1970 and 2016.

      Floyd Corkins famously attempted to murder staff at the Family Research Council on Aug 15, 2012, shot a security guard. Sentenced to 25 years in prison. Corkins told police he had intended to kill “as many as possible.” He was carrying a bag of 15 Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and claimed he intended to smear them in his victims’ faces.

      Clearly a group of people who need to be monitored closely, due to their extensive history of violence.

  • InTheChurch

    I travel to Fresno for business. I will be more vigilant and prepared.

  • TheLastHonestLawyer

    What has been edited from the article is the fact that the shooter has a long history of mental illnesses, including auditory hallucinations and violent outbursts, and had been found incompetent to stand trial in an earlier case.

    This wasn’t a Muslim, it was a person desperately in need of assistance who didn’t get it, and now four innocent people have paid the price.

  • Vince


    • TheLastHonestLawyer

      If you go read the Fresno papers, you’ll see that this person is mentally ill, had recently been judged incompetent to stand trial, and has a long history of violent outbursts. The local Muslim community has never heard of him, and he didn’t seem to attend any local mosques.

      • Vince

        So if that is true it is easy PUT HIM TO DEATH, we do not need animals like this loose in the world.

        • TheLastHonestLawyer

          The 8th Amendment. Executing the mentally ill is cruel and unusual. How about we treat his illness?

          • Vince

            Not possible he will take meds as long as someone watches him, when that is done and he feels he is cured he will stop meds and be back to killing people. Not worth the risk or the money. Once someone kills a human they will do it again if given the chance by foolish stupid people. The 8th amendment has killed a lot of innocent people.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            Thousand of schizophrenics control their illness and don’t have these problems.

            So, you’d get rid of the 8th Amendment? What other parts of the Constitution would you like to cut?

          • Vince

            It only takes one to kill a lot of people, and one innocent death is too many.
            And to the constitution I would like to cut any amendment that was put in by brain dead democrats. So please keep you foolish criminal loving lawless suggestions to yourself. Thank you

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            If one innocent death is too many, you support gun control right? Tens of thousands of innocent deaths every year.

            Not a single amendment was put in by any political party. The 8th Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights, which was ratified before political parties solidified.

            Sir, I worked as a public defender for a long time. I do not “coddle” criminals. But I fought for the rights of all people who found themselves accused of crimes from shoplifting to murder, because the Constitution demands it.

            What you seem to want is howling vigilante justice to sate your lust for blood. Problem with that is, what happens when the mob turns on you?

          • Vince

            I never heard of or saw a gun jump up and kill someone. So I am for the rights of law abiding citizens the right to carry and own guns. Sir people kill not guns, I could kill a person with my bare hands I would not need a gun, so gun control is foolish. And the first step for a communist party to take control is taking guns away from the people, if you know anything of history. So you are a lawyer that says a lot. The lawyers are also destroying this country. If you could find away of telling when someone is lying that would be a great thing. And I find lawyers are taught to lie in college. I am not college educated. But I feel I have common sense
            so my grammar or spelling is not perfect. But I can get my point across. So I feel someone takes a life on purpose, they should lose their life on purpose, end of story.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            1. Really? Just last week a man in Woodlands, Texas accidentally dropped his pistol in a Walmart. It fired. Luckily, no one was injured. But accidental discharges happen all the time.

            2. Guns make killing a lot easier. Mr. Muhammad kill three people in little more than a minute, before anyone could react. The man who shot Gabby Giffords and over a dozen other emptied his magazine in under a minute.

            3. Communism is dead. It died over twenty years ago.

            4. Lawyers are the ones who defend the Constitution, day after day. We have a way of detecting lies, it’s called examination.

            5. Really? OK, have you ever read the canons of ethics for your state Bar Association?

            6. And what if the courts make a mistake? What if the man convicted was actually not guilty. I have something for you to look at. It’s called the Innocence Project. Before I retired I did some work for them. All they do is review cases looking for wrongful convictions.

            To date, they’ve freed 343 wrongfully convicted people based on DNA, including 20 who spent time on death row, and helped in the finding of 147 real perpetrators.

            20 people who were sentenced to death who were innocent. You can free a wrongly jailed person, pay them compensation, apologize for the errors.

            But what do you do if you execute an innocent man? By your logic, that killing requires another death, but who? The prosecution team? The jury? How do you fix a mistake like this?

            I was the attorney of record for the defense in over a thousand criminal cases, some of which involved the killing of people. I’ve had to sit in the same rooms as unrepentant murders and rapists, and work in their best interest. Because the next person in that jailhouse conference room might be you, and you didn’t do a damn thing.

            Life without the possibility of parole is cheaper in the long run, and works.

            innocenceproject(dot)org Take a look. You might change your mind.