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Stockton, Calif., Police Arrest Suspect in Serial Killings

Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden speaks during a press conference on the arrest of suspect Wesley Brownlee in the Stockton serial killings, on Oct. 15.

Stockton Police Chief Stanley McFadden speaks during a press conference on the arrest of suspect Wesley Brownlee in the Stockton serial killings, on Oct. 15.

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Stockton, Calif. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing six men and wounding a woman in a series of shootings in Northern California was arrested before dawn Saturday as he drove through the streets of Stockton, armed with a handgun and possibly searching for another victim, police said.

Investigators began watching the suspect after receiving tips and stopped him in a car at about 2 a.m. in the Central Valley city, where five of the shootings took place, Police Chief Stanley McFadden said at a news conference.