Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Held on $1 Million Bail

Mohammed Whitaker accused of shooting into at least 9 cars, injuring 2 drivers.
2:20 | 04/19/14

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Back in this country, we are learning about the guy arrested for a spring of highway shootings that terrorized people in and around Kansas City. He's been held on $1 million bail. And his family is speaking out. ABC's gio Benitez is on the story. Gio, good morning. Reporter: Good morning to you, Dan. This is the highway where so many cars were shot at. Right now, investigators say they have the right suspect behind bars. Take a look. This morning, as Mohammed Whitaker sits in a jail cell, his family is speaking out about accusations that the 27-year-old is the man behind a terrifying shooting spree along Kansas City's highways. Seemed like he was the type of kid that would get excited over many things. Reporter: The city has been terrorized after a month-long ordeal. 20 cars shot and 3 people injured. Whitaker has been charged for some of those shoots. A task force, including local police, the FBI and ATF, ended a ten-day manhunt, with Whitaker's arrest. Now, police say residents of Kansas City can drive without fear. Tom Mcfarland, one of the first victims, telling us about how much worse it could have been. So, your son normally sits right here. You see the bullet hole right on that door. Immediately, you thought, oh, my josh. This could have been him. Yeah. Absolutely. It's more nerve-racking because I could have dealt with this being a one-time, crazy, random thing. When it turns out to be a serial highway shooter, it's a lot scarier. Reporter: Investigators say tips from the public played a crucial role in ending the nightmarish rampage before the worst-case scenario. This case is a prime example of the positive results that come from a community joining forces against crime. Reporter: Whitaker's license plate was reported when a woman spotted a man wearing a hoodie and mask in 70-degree weather. Authorities say Whitaker's prints were found on a Walmart bag filled with ammo boxes. Pointed out by another vigilant citizen. And this morning, so many people here in Kansas City just want to know why. Why were all those cars shot at? But police have not released any possible tives. Bianna?

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