Police say the killing of Ke Chieh Meng was random and not a hate crime “even though it occurred during a period of increased violence and racism toward Asian Americans” says Officer Ryan Railsback of the Riverside Police. However, the crime is still under investigation.
Four men exited the vehicle and began shooting at her. One bullet hit Dimalanta directly in the face, passing through her right eye.
Police published further information concerning the massage parlour shooting in Atlanta on March 16. Police arrested and charged Robert Aaron Long, 21, for the murder of seven women and one man in massage parlours in Cherokee and Fulcon County.
Juanito Falcon, a 74-year-old Arizona man, was murdered on Feb. 16, 2021, while he was out on a walk. Marcus Williams, 40, attacked Falcon on his morning walk at random. Relatives of Falcon are convinced his killing was a hate crime, and that he was targeted because he was Asian.