Police Chief Jerry Dyer also told reporters Wednesday that it's "very rare" for a homicide suspect to cooperate with investigators in recounting the killings. Muhammad's grandmother said she didn't believe he was homeless.
Dyer said Muhammad had been identified quickly as the prime suspect in the Motel 6 shooting on April 13 and that police had been urgently seeking him across the Fresno area since then.
Muhammad allegedly told investigators he was not a terrorist, Dyer said, because he is "not a coward" and a terrorist kills people but dies for that cause.
Dyer said he doesn't think the suspect's desire to kill stemmed from religious views, but rather racist views.
Dyer said the slain men are believed to have had no connection to Muhammad.
Police have said they think race was a factor in Tuesday's shootings, but they haven't discussed a motive in the guard's death.
A man identified as Kori Ali Muhammad was on Tuesday arrested by police officers in California in the United State, US, for killing three white people while screaming "Allahu Akbar". Fresno's police chief said his former name was Cory McDonald.
But his social media presence tells a different story over the last few days, in particular posts made on Facebook on an account that appears to be his referring to "white devils", and on Saturday, writing, "LET BLACK PEOPLE GO OR THE DOOM INCREASES REPARATIONS & SEPARATION NOW". He said he fled the scene and hid out on a nearby 7/11 rooftop while police conducted an investigation.
Prosecutors say the suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno could be arraigned on murder charges by the end of the week.
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Those are emotional words from Thomas, who admitted that " this has been without question the hardest week of my life ". How we need everybody, him included, probably more than anybody. "We're gonna go out and help him out in any way".
Police say two of the victims may have been clients of Catholic Charities, which provides a variety of services for refugees, the homeless and those with disabilities.
Francine Williams described her 25-year-old son, Carl Williams, as a kind and giving person who had recently gotten engaged. Carl Williams told her he loved her, too.
Muhammad is then believed to have walked on through downtown Fresno, shooting at another white person and missing, sparing two women in a auto who were Latina, and then fatally shooting two more white men, aged 37 and 58, all within less than two minutes before he was taken into custody by police.
He said his friend, who left behind two preschoolers and a wife in Clovis, would not want people to feel anger toward the shooter. Muhammad gave himself up not far from where the last victim was killed in front of Catholic Charities. Police suspect that the man responsible for three shooting.
Government offices, including the Fresno County Courthouse, have been placed on lockdown as a precaution. Wright says he expects the arraignment will be scheduled for Friday.
Muhammad shaved his head and face to change his appearance, Dyer said. He was a 34-years-old father and it was his first day out in the field.
The gunman then fired at a utility vehicle belonging to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, killing the passenger.
Randalls was in a training program for PG&E and was doing a ride-along Tuesday when he was gunned down. The driver sped to the police department for help, but Randalls could not be saved.