Police in Stockton, California said on Saturday they have arrested a man suspected of killing six people in a string of murders that have rocked the area in Northern California.
Thanks to tips and investigative work, authorities were able to watch a man and stop him while he was driving in the city in the early hours of Saturday morning, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden said.
The man, who was clad in dark clothing, had a mask around his neck and was in possession of a firearm when investigators stopped him, was “on a mission to kill,” McFadden said at a news conference.
McFadden identified the suspect as Wesley Brownlee, 43. The shootings, which started last year and continued into September, have been linked by forensic ballistics evidence, authorities said earlier this month.
Six victims were killed, all but one in the Stockton area, and a seventh person survived her injuries.