Stockton police chief speaks on series of connected murders

‘Focused on the act of killing’: Stockton police chief gives update on series of deadly shootings

Updated: 6:33 PM PDT Oct 12, 2022

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DEIDRE: THESE SHOOTINGS HAVE PUT THE PEOPLE OF STOCKTON ON EDGE. LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS HAVE TOLD KCRA THEY’VE ADJUSTED THE WAY THEY LIVE AND OPERATE. MIKE: HERE TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON THIS INVESTIGATION IS STOCKTON POLICE CHIEF STANLEY MCFADDEN. GIVE US THE VERY LATEST IN THIS UPDATE? ANY MORE INFORMATION ON THE SUSPECT OR ANYWHERE VICTIMS YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY. YOU SAID YOU BELIEVE KILLER IS MISSION ORIENTED. I WAY TO EXPAND ON THAT. >> ABSOLUTELY. IT HAS BEEN GREAT AS FAR AS, THE COMMUNITY HAS PULLED TOGETHER TO BRING TIPS TO US. WE ARE GETTING HUNDREDS OF TIPS BY THE DAY. OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE. WE HAVE REALLY TIED THIS OUT. WHAT WE MEAN BY MISSION ORIENTED, ALL THE VICTIMS HAVE HAD ITEMS OF VALUE ON THEM, WHETHER IT BE A WALLET, KEYS, IDENTIFICATION, NO ITEMS HAVE BEEN TAKEN. THE PERSON WHO ARE DOING THE KILLINGS ARE FOCUSED ON THE ACTIVE KILLING. DEIDRE: THE TERM SERIAL KILLER ACTIVATES THE IMAGINATION INTO LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS. BECAUSE OF THAT TERM APPEARED IN HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF THE INVESTIGATION STANDS ON THAT TERM TIED TO THE CASE? >> THERE HAS BEEN A SERIES OF KILLINGS. IT WOULD DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS ONE PERSON OR SEVERAL PEOPLE. AFTER THE FIRST TWO INCIDENCES, THAT GUN WAS NOT USED FOR OVER 400 DAYS, QUITE SOME TIME. WE JUST REALLY DO NOT KNOW HOW INTERCONNECTED THINGS REALLY ARE. WE KNOW THE GUN IS CONNECTED. AS FAR AS HOW IT CONNECTS TO A PERSON, WE DO NOT HAVE THAT AT THIS TIME. IT IS CONCERNING FOR EVERYONE. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THEY MAINTAIN THOSE SAFETY MEASURES. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE ALONE AFTER DARK. YOU WANT TO BE IN A WELL LIT AREA. WE HAVE SAFETY MEASURES THAT WE TALK ABOUT ALL THE TIME. MIKE: THE SHOOTINGS TOOK PLACE IN TWO DIFFERENT CITIES. IS THERE CASES IN OTHER CITIES OR STATE LINES? HOW MANY DIFFERENT AGENCIES ARGUE WORKING WITH RIGHT NOW TO MAKE THE DETERMINATION? >> WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR LOCAL PARTNERS, STATE AND FEDERAL PARTNERS. AS FOR RIGHT NOW, WE DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER CASES THAT HAVE COME TO THE SURFACE. WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR CASES THAT STILL REMAIN UNSOLVED. WE HAVE NO OTHER CASES. DEIDRE: WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT NO ONE HAS ASKED YOU ABOUT IN THIS CASE THAT YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO NOW? >> THERE ARE FAMILIES OUT THERE WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE. TODAY, I WILL BE MEETING WITH SOME OF THOSE SURVIVORS. THEY WANT THIS PERSON OR PERSONS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. THAT IS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL. NOT ONLY TO GET THIS PERSON OFF THE STREET, BUT BRING — TO THE FAMILIES. MIKE: I KNOW YOU’RE ASKING THE PUBLIC FOR ASSISTANCE IN ALL OF THIS. WHAT ELSE CAN THEY DO? WE HAVE TALK TO BUSINESSES AND FOLKS AND SAY THEY’RE ADJUSTING THEIR DAILY WAY OF LIFE. WHAT CAN YOU TELL PEOPLE THIS MORNING? HOW CAN THEY HELP YOU WITH THE INVESTIGATION? >> THEY CAN HELP US BY STAYING ALERT. HAVE A SITUATIONAL AWARENESS ON POINT. IF THEY SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. WE WANT TO FOLLOW ON THE LEADS. WHEN YOU DO NOT HAVE MUCH, EVERYTHING IS IMPORTANT AND IT NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER OF, SOMEONE KNOWS WHEN A CRIME IS ABOUT TO BE COMMITTED AND THEY KNOW WHEN IT IS BEING COMMITTED AND THEY KNOW AFTER THE FACT. HOPEFULLY, THOSE FOLKS WILL COME FORWARD AND HELP US SOLVE THE CASES. DEIDRE: HOW COMPANY DO YOU FEEL YOU WILL FIND THE PERSON OR PEOPLE? >> NOT VERY CONFIDENT. MY DETECTIVES HAVE NOT GONE HOME. THEY ARE VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS. I AM VERY CONFIDENT. THEY ARE GOING TO WORK AIMLESSLY TO BRING THIS PERSON TO JUSTICE. MIKE: JUST TO CLARIFY AGAIN, ARE THERE ANY NEW INFORMATION REGARDING THE PERSON OF INTEREST, AND ARE THERE ANY OTHER VICTIMS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY? >> NOW. I HAVE NOT IDENTIFIED ANY OTHER VICTIMS. IT HAS BEEN ABOUT 15 DAYS FROM THE LAST TIME THIS PERSON HAS HIT. WE HAVE OUR RESOURCES OUT THERE AROUND THE CLOCK THAT ARE IN THESE AREAS THAT WOULD BE A OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS PERSON TO COMMIT A CRIME. WE ALLOCATED OUR RESOURCES TO A LATER SHIFT, JUST TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN BE OUT THERE TO BE MORE VISIBLE. DEID

‘Focused on the act of killing’: Stockton police chief gives update on series of deadly shootings

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Updated: 6:33 PM PDT Oct 12, 2022

A series of connected killings in Stockton has put people on edge. At least six people have been killed and a seventh victim survived last year. Police chief Stanley McFadden spoke on KCRA 3 live on Wednesday to give an update on the investigation since announcing the connection almost two weeks ago.”All these victims have had items of value on them. Whether it be a wallet, keys, identification, and “No items have been taken. This person or people that are doing these killings seem to be very focused on the act of killing,” he said. Watch the full interview in the video player above.| ReadMore | What we’re learning about victims of the Stockton serial killings

A series of connected killings in Stockton has put people on edge. At least six people have been killed and a seventh victim survived last year.

Police chief Stanley McFadden spoke on KCRA 3 live on Wednesday to give an update on the investigation since announcing the connection almost two weeks ago.

“All these victims have had items of value on them. Whether it be a wallet, keys, identification, and no items have been taken. This person or people that are doing these killings seem to be very focused on the act of killing,” he said.

Watch the full interview in the video player above.

| ReadMore | What we’re learning about victims of the Stockton serial killings

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