Crime and Safety

Alleged serial killer has 4 more deaths on his kill list, he used ambush tactics – police

California authorities have charged a suspected serial killer with the murder of four more people.

The suspect, 43-year-old Wesley Brownlee, is now charged with the murder of seven people in Stockton and Alameda County after being arrested in October.

Authorities say Brownlee was “on a mission,” ambushing his victims.

“He was out hunting,” Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden said in a statement. ABC News.

“When the officers contacted him, he was wearing dark clothing and had a mask around his neck. He was also armed with a firearm when he was taken into custody. We’re confident we’ve stopped another murder.”

WISN-TV revealed that Brownlee is a convicted drug offender and is therefore prohibited from owning firearms. The gun he allegedly used in the shooting was unregistered.

The new charges brought against Brownlee Tuesday involve the murders of four people: Paul Yeow, 35; Salvador Debudei Jr., 43; Juan Vazquez Serrano, 39; and Mervyn Harmon.

The three previous victims were Jonathan Rodriguez Hernandez, 21; Juan Cruz, 52; and Lawrence Lopez Sr., 54.

The first victim, Serrano, died on April 10, 2021, and the last victim, Lopez Sr., died on September 27 of this year.

Brownlee faces an additional charge of attempted murder of 46-year-old Natasha Latour, who survived the shooting on April 16, 2021.

October 4 Stockton Police released a video asking for help identifying a person of interest who was seen in “more than one scene,” according to ABC.

Brownlee was arrested 11 days later and is being held without bail.

According to WISN, he was previously arrested in 1999 and sentenced to two years in prison for possession and sale of controlled substances. After serving seven months, he was released on parole.

Only two years later he was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for the same crime. He was released in early 2003 after being released on parole and discharged three years later.

Brownlee’s next court appearance is set for January 3.

Content Source

The Sarpy County – Latest News:
Omaha Local News || Nebraska State News || Crime and Safety News || National news || Tech News || Lifestyle News

Related Articles

Back to top button