The gunman shot and killed a PG&E truck passenger and two other men in downtown Fresno, police say.
Muhammad, 39, who apparently chose his victims at random, had posted on social media a dislike for white people and government officials, Fresno, California, police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
All three men killed in Tuesday’s shootings are white. The suspect, Kori Ali Muhammad, yelled “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) when he was arrested, officials said.
Muhammad, will face four counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder, officials said. He also is accused of opening fire on two people who were not injured.
Dyer said the slain men are believed to have had no connection to Muhammad.
It’s too soon to say whether Muhammad, who was homeless, had ties to any militant groups or causes, Dyer said. Muhammad has a criminal history that includes arrests on weapons, drugs and false imprisonment charges and making terrorist threats, police say.