“A ruthless killer is on the loose, but we will arrest him and put him in jail,” New York Mayor Eric Adams and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a joint statement. The many images of the suspect, taken from CCTV cameras, showed a bearded, thin and rather young man with a shaved head.
The first two attacks took place on March 3 and 8 in the northeast of the American capital. The victims, who were shot, survived. Wednesday 9, always in Washington, the helps had intervened because the tent of a SDF was on fire. Inside they had found the body of a deceased man. The autopsy showed that he had succumbed to multiple gunshots and stab wounds.
According to investigators, the killer then traveled to New York, about 400 km to the north. Early Saturday morning, a 38-year-old man was found shot but alive in lower Manhattan. At the end of the afternoon, the police had found another man in the same neighborhood, this time dead, with head and neck injuries. It was by seeing images of this murder, taken from video surveillance, that a Washington police investigator had made the link between the two series of attacks.