Suspected serial killer arrested in California

Suspected serial killer arrested in California

UPDATE DAY

A 43-year-old man was arrested by police in Stockton, United States, on Saturday in connection with six homicides that have rocked the central California town since last year. 

Wesley Brownlee was taken into police custody on Saturday morning after he went “hunting” for another possible victim, local police chief Stanley McFadden told a press conference .

“He was on a mission to kill,” the officer claimed, adding that Mr. Brownlee was carrying a gun when he was apprehended. “We are confident we have prevented another murder.”

Five men were killed in a Stockton neighborhood between July 8 and September 27 in partly similar circumstances. 

Another man was put to death in April 2021 in Oakland, 80 km west of Stockton.

The victims were between the ages of 21 and 54.

< p>A woman survived a gun attack believed to have been carried out by Mr. Brownlee.

Investigators are still working to determine a possible motive.

California town of Stockton , home to 350,000 people, is about 60 miles south of the state capital, Sacramento.

Mr. Brownlee is expected to appear in court on Tuesday to be charged, local prosecutor Tori Verber Salazar said, adding that her office is reviewing the evidence to determine what charges will be brought against him.

“This crime has been resolved because we are Stockton locals. Because we don't come to us to make this kind of terror reign, ”said the magistrate.