In the early hours of Sunday October 16, Wesley Brownlee was pulled over by police officers on suspicion of killing six people.
Here’s what you need to know about suspected serial killer Wesley Brownlee.
Who is Wesley Brownlee?
Wesley Brownlee is a 43-year-old man from Stockton who was arrested Sunday morning while driving his car through town.
He was armed with a pistol and was stopped by police after receiving tip-offs from the public.
Police Chief Stanley McFadden said Brownlee appeared to be acting in a threatening manner, which led to his arrest.
He walked into parks and dark places, looked around, and then drove on, police said.
When caught he was wearing black with a mask around his neck and Mr McFadden claimed Brownlee was “on the hunt”.
He added: “Based on leads that came to the department and Stockton Crime Stopper, we were able to narrow down a possible suspect.
“Our surveillance team tracked this individual while driving.
“We observed his patterns and determined that he was on a kill mission this morning.”
Police said Brownlee has a criminal history and they believe he lived in several towns near Stockton, but no details were given.
What did Wesley Brownlee suspect?
Wesley Brownlee has been accused of murdering six people in California.
He was accused of shooting dead six men and wounding a woman during an 18-month rampage in the Stockton and Oakland areas.
Who are Wesley Brownlee’s alleged victims?
Police suspect Wesley Brownlee was involved in the killing of six men, Sky News reports.
The first was 39-year-old Juan Vasquez Serrano, who was killed in Oakland on April 10, 2021.
Six days later, Natasha LaTour, 46, was shot dead in Stockton, but she only survived after approaching the attacker to deter him.
A year later, 35-year-old Paul Yaw was shot dead on July 8.
Salvador Debudey followed on August 11, before the killer struck again on August 30 to shoot 21-year-old Jonathan Hernandez Rodriguez.
On September 21, 52-year-old Juan Cruz was also found shot dead.
The last to lose his life was Lawrence Lopez, 54, who was shot dead on September 27.
Police didn’t find many similarities between the victims, other than that some of them were homeless.
No victim was hit or robbed, and LaTour said her attacker didn’t even say anything.
Police believe the murders are all linked after ballistics testing and video evidence linked them.
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