Police in Washington, DC have arrest a man they suspect of carrying out brutal attacks on a number of homeless men in DC and New York City in recent days.
The man’s identity has not been released, but police confirmed on Twitter early Tuesday that he was being questioned in connection with the incident. two murders and three shootings of homeless men this month. The attacks have caused panic in both cities, with authorities warning that the man appeared to be hunting down the most vulnerable community.
The arrest came shortly after police released new close-up surveillance photos of the suspected mass shooter, dressed in black with a hood pulled up and a mask around his chin.
The killings began on March 3, when the DC Metropolitan Police Department responded to a fatal shooting of a homeless man in the early hours of the morning. A similar attack was reported in the city five days later, followed by another attack the next day in which a man was found dead inside a burning tent with gunshot and stab wounds.
The mass shooting then moved on to New York City, with three more attacks targeting homeless people in just one weekend. Authorities soon linked five separate shootings, saying the same gun appeared to have been used each time.
Chilling surveillance footage of one of the attacks shows a man dressed in black approaching a person wrapped in a sleeping bag on the sidewalk before nudging them with his foot and opening fire.
“He looked around. He was sure that no one was there. And he was intentionally taking the life of an innocent person,” New York City Mayor Eric Adams said at a news conference today. Monday.
Authorities have tried to warn of a serial killer that can stalk people when they are at their weakest. Experts, meanwhile, warning that the gunman will likely only intensify his attacksprompt a massive manhunt with the help of federal investigators.
On Monday, Metropolitan Police Department Superintendent Robert J. Contee spoke directly to the alleged killer, saying: “Our reach is far and wide, and we are coming for you. .”
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