What could have caused a nice lad named Mohammed to carry out sniper attacks? We’ll never know.
A 27-year-old man has been charged for the string of highway shootings in the Kansas City metro.
On Friday, Jackson County prosecutors charged Mohammed P. Whitaker with 18 felony charges spanning nine separate highway shooting incidents that occurred in the last two months.
The victims range from residences all throughout the metro area. Three people have been injured after being struck by gunfire, police said, and there have been a total of 13 shootings since early March.
It appeared the investigators spent a large amount of time checking out a green sedan behind a building. The sedan was later pulled away by police.
Tom McFarlin heard the news from a co-worker. His car was shot at twice on the passenger’s side where his son normally sits. He said he feels more secure driving on the highway knowing a suspect has been caught.
“Just kind of like putting a face and something to that person versus a random highway shooter,” he said.
He’s got a lot of questions for the shooter.
“What’s the motive behind it?” he said, “What was the point of all this?”
So many possibilities.
1. Airborne PTSD
2. Upset over Republican obstructionism in Congress on equal pay