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Arraignment for accused shooter postponed for mental health evaluation

This undated photo provided by the Fresno Police Department shows Kori Ali Muhammad a suspect in the Fresno, Calif., shooting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Muhammad was arrested on Tuesday shortly after the deadly morning rampage that left several dead according to police. (Fresno Police Department via AP)

The arraignment for the man accused of killing four men in Fresno has been suspended.

The Public Defender's Office requested a mental evaluation for Kori Ali Muhammad, which means the suspension is automatic.

Police say Muhammad shot three men on Tuesday for being white, and a security guard at a Motel 6 last week. Police are calling the shooting a hate crime.

During the scheduled arraignment, Muhammad came in to the court yelling “Let black people go!” and other statements.



The results of the evaluation will be released to the court on May 9; arraignment is scheduled to be continued May 12.

Judge W. Kent Hamlin granted the District Attorney's Office and Public Defender's Office request of no cameras allowed inside the courtroom Friday.

His bail is set at $2,605,000.

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