Baton Rouge, La. — A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family, authorities said.
Still, authorities were reluctant to definitively say at a news conference that the attacks were racially motivated.
Kenneth James Gleason was led away from the police department in handcuffs just before authorities there held a news conference to announce that he would be charged with first-degree murder in the shooting deaths last week of a homeless man and a dishwasher who was walking to work.
“I feel confident that this killer would have killed again,” interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam said.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.