GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — A person killed 4 individuals and wounded two in a string of robberies and stabbings in California’s Orange County earlier than he was arrested, police stated Wednesday.
The 33-year-old Backyard Grove man was taken into custody after dropping a knife and a gun, authorities stated. His title wasn’t instantly launched.
The violence gave the impression to be random and the one identified motives seem like “theft, hate, murder,” Backyard Grove police Lt. Carl Whitney stated at a information convention.
“We all know this man was stuffed with anger and he harmed lots of people tonight,” he stated.
The assaults passed off over about two hours in Backyard Grove and neighboring Santa Ana, southeast of Los Angeles.
Whitney stated police first answered a housebreaking report at an condominium, the place nobody was harm, he stated.
Whitney stated a bakery was robbed; an insurance coverage enterprise was robbed and a lady was stabbed a number of instances within the again. She is anticipated to outlive.
A caller reported watching the stabbing from closed-circuit tv, Whitney stated.
Police have been referred to as again to the identical condominium advanced, the place two males had been stabbed. One died on a balcony and one other died at a hospital, Whitney stated.
A check-cashing enterprise additionally was robbed, in addition to a gasoline station the place a person was slashed so badly that his nostril was almost severed, Whitney stated.
The suspect’s silver Mercedes was tracked to the parking zone of a 7-Eleven retailer in Santa Ana, the place a safety guard was disarmed and stabbed to demise, Whitney stated. An worker of a close-by Subway retailer was additionally killed.
The suspect and all of the victims have been Hispanic, Whitney stated.