Stockton,Calif.- A man suspected of killing six men and injuring a woman in a series of blowups in Northern California was arrested early Saturday as he was walking through the thoroughfares of Stockton, using a handgun. Was fortified and conceivably looking for another victim, police said. image source by google
Police Chief Stanley McFadden told a news conference that investigators began looking at the suspects after entering tips and stopped him in a auto at around 2a.m. in the Central Valley megacity where five shots were fired.
Wesley Brownlee, 43, of Stockton, wore black, a mask around his neck, a gun and was” stalking,” McFadden said.
” We are sure we have stopped another murder,” he said.
It wasn’t incontinently clear whether Brownlee had an attorney to speak on his behalf. He’s anticipated to be produced on the charge of murder on Tuesday.
A police print shows a black and brown armament allegedly carried by the suspect. It appears to be asemi-automatic handgun with some nonmetallic material.
Police were searching for a man dressed in dark who was caught on videotape at several crime spots in Stockton, where five people were ambuscaded between July 8 and September 27. Four were walking, and one was in a situated auto.
Police believe the same man was responsible for killing a man 70 long hauls down in Oakland in April 2021 and injuring a homeless woman in Stockton a week latterly.
Investigators have said ballistic tests and video substantiation linked the crimes.
Juan Vasquez Serrano, 39, was boggled in Oakland on April 10, 2021, and Natasha Latour, 46, was shot in Stockton on April 16 of the same time, but survived. The five people killed in Stockton this time were 35- time-old Paul Yew, who failed on July 8; Salvador DebudeJr., 43, who failed August 11; Jonathan Hernandez Rodriguez, 21, who failed August 30; Juan Cruz, 52, who failed on 21 September; and Lawrence LopezSr., 54, who failed on September 27.
Police said Brownlee has a felonious history and is believed to have lived in several municipalities near Stockton, but didn’t give farther details.
officers said they entered hundreds of suggestions after the hunt operation was blazoned and investigators searched and searched Brownlee’s whereabouts.
“ Grounded on tips coming from the department and Stockton Crime Stoppers, we were suitable to zero in on a implicit suspect, ” McFadden said.” Our surveillance platoon followed the man while he was driving. We looked at his pattern and determined this morning, he was on a kill charge.”
McFadden said Brownlee was detained after engaging in hanging geste
, including going to premises and dark places, stopping and looking around before driving.
was beaten or burgled, and the woman who survived said her bushwhacker didn’t say anything.
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Original investigators also worked with police in Chicago to determine whether the murders could be linked to two 2018 murders in that megacity’s Rogers Park neighborhood. officers said videotape of the suspects showed a man in black with a distinctive gait.
still, Chicago police said on Friday that there’s no similar connection