The long, lurid nightmare is over in Stockton, California.
After months of terrifying tension in the Golden State, police say that they’ve finally nabbed a serial killer that has been stalking the area. And, even more frightening is that they believe they may have caught him in the act.
“We are sure we stopped another killing,” Chief Stanley McFadden, of the Stockton Police Department, said at a news conference Saturday.Advertisement - story continues below
Wesley Brownlee, 43, was arrested in connection with six unprovoked murders of men ages 21 to 54 over the last few months. He was booked on a homicide charge Saturday.
Police said that surveillance teams followed Brownlee while he was driving, and stopped in area of Village Green Drive and Winslow Avenue around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
“Our surveillance team followed this person while he was driving. We watched his patterns and determined early this morning; he was on a mission to kill. He was out hunting,” McFadden said.Advertisement - story continues below
McFadden added, “As officers made contact with him, he was wearing dark clothing and a mask around his neck. He was also armed with a firearm when he was taken into custody.”
Brown will be arraigned Tuesday and more charges are likely, police said.
Police have not revealed whether or not Brownlee has provided any inclination as to his motive in the killings, all of which occurred either late at night or in the wee hours of the morning.