An angry man who shot and killed three people and wounded three others in a Houston neighborhood before he died in a hospital is now being charged with a federal hate crime, police said.
Police say the man killed three men and wounded two others after he fired a shot at a group of people and then went into a house on Saturday night.
The man, identified as James Michael Brown, was killed at a home in the 2400 block of West McKinney Drive after police said he started shooting, said Officer Joe Vidal, a Houston police spokesman.
Brown is charged with three counts of murder and three counts for attempted murder, Vidal said.
A woman who answered the phone at the home Brown lived at on Saturday told CBS affiliate KHOU he had no criminal history, and he was an unemployed man with a disability, KHOU reported.
Brown is the latest in a string of recent shootings that have left two women dead and another hospitalized.
Police arrested a man in September for allegedly killing his girlfriend in a parking lot.
They also arrested a white man in the same case.
More recently, police say, two white men were attacked in separate shootings.
In January, a gunman opened fire at the Houston home of a black man and a white woman and wounded four others.
The men had just finished dinner at the man’s house, and the men got into an argument, police told KHOU.
The gunman then fired several shots at them.
The man died at a hospital, and two of the victims suffered non-life threatening wounds.