A suspected serial killer is in custody in Northern California — and police say they caught the man whereas he was in search of his subsequent sufferer … this after 6 lives have already been taken.
43-year-old Wesley Brownlee was arrested Saturday morning in Stockton … the place Police Chief Stanley McFadden says he gave the impression to be scoping out a brand new particular person to kill. Stockton PD had been surveilling him and stopped Brownlee after he left his home in a automotive round 2 AM. Upon a search, they are saying they discovered him armed with a gun and a masks round his neck.
Chief McFadden says there is not any doubt of their minds he was “out searching” and that they stopped one other killing. Brownlee was booked for murder — though it is unclear if all the murders are being pinned on him proper off the bat.
Six males have been slain courting again to April 2021 — all of whom had been ambushed, shot and killed. 5 passed off within the Stockton space up by way of September, and the ultimate one occurred in Oakland greater than a 12 months in the past. A seventh sufferer, a lady, was additionally shot in Stockton final 12 months, however survived. A superb handful of the victims are stated to be homeless.
No motive has been ascribed … not one of the victims had been crushed or robbed, merely shot and killed. Ultimately, police declared that they had proof linking the murders — and introduced a manhunt to search out the killer … providing up as excessive as a $125k reward for assist from the general public.
The cops say they nabbed Brownlee engaged on suggestions and their very own police investigation, and so they consider they’ve their man. Chief McFadden says the case goes to be despatched to the D.A.’s workplace for additional consideration of costs. Brownlee can be arraigned Tuesday.