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Suspect Arrested in Apparent Stockton Serial Killings


Suspect arrested in apparent Stockton serial killings

6 men between the ages of 21 to 54 were killed over the last few months.

According to the Stockton Police Department, a suspect was apprehended Saturday in connection with six unprovoked deaths of men ages 21 to 54 in recent months.
Wesley Brownlee, 43, was arrested on a homicide charge Saturday, according to the Stockton Police Department. Surveillance teams followed Brownlee while he was driving and pulled over near Village Green Drive and Winslow Avenue approximately 2 a.m. Saturday."While he was driving, our surveillance team followed him. We observed his tendencies and determined early this morning that he was on a killing mission. He had gone hunting "Chief Stanley McFadden stated this at a press conference on Saturday.
McFadden continued, "He was wearing black clothing and a mask around his neck when officers approached him. He was also armed with a handgun when he was apprehended. We are confident that we have prevented another murder."
Brown will be arraigned on Tuesday, and more charges are expected, according to police.
The victims were recognized by the San Joaquin County Medical Examiner's Office. Paul Yaw, 35, was murdered on July 8; Salvador Debudey Jr., 43, was murdered on August 11; and Jonathan Hernandez Rodriguez, 21, was murdered on August 30.

he men who were alone at the time when they were fatally shot and all of the killings took place at night or in the early morning hours, police said.

Another shooting, of a 46-year-old Black woman at Park Street and Union Street in Stockton at 3:20 a.m. on April 16, 2021, was also linked to the investigation, police said earlier this month. The woman survived her injuries in that shooting, they said.

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Police said that a motive is not known for the killings but it is believed to have been intentional.

Joseph Toler Oct/15/2022

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