Police arrest suspected serial killer in Stockton, Calif.
AYESHA RASCOE, HOST:
Earlier this month, police in Northern California warned about a potential serial killer after a string of shootings and asked the public for help. Yesterday, Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden announced that a 43-year-old man was taken into custody thanks to a slew of tips and police work.
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STANLEY MCFADDEN: We watched his patterns and determined he was on a mission to kill. He was out hunting. We are sure we stopped another killing.
RASCOE: Five men were ambushed and killed in Stockton between July and September, each at night or in the early morning hours while walking or sitting in a parked car. Two earlier shootings are linked to those cases, including a woman who was sleeping in a tent when she was attacked. She survived. Investigators were able to zero in on the suspect after receiving hundreds of tips from the public. Chief McFadden said a surveillance team followed the man's car. They noticed that he was heading to parks and dark places, stopping and looking around before driving on. He was wearing dark clothing, had a mask around his neck and had a firearm when he was arrested. And authorities are now trying to determine a motive for the attacks.
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