The 45-year-old Kalamazoo resident is accused of fatally shooting six people and wounding two others at three different locations near the Michigan city Saturday night. He was arrested early Sunday morning after a traffic stop.
The shootings occurred over several hours. The first shooting was reported at about 6 p.m. at a townhouse complex on Meadows Boulevard, MLive.com reports. At about 10 p.m., a shooting was reported at the Seelye Kia car dealership on Stadium Drive. Then at 10:30 p.m., a shooting was reported at the Crack Barrel Restaurant in Oshtemo Township.
Four women and two men, a father and son, were killed. A 14-year-old girl is fighting for her life.
According to WOOD-TV, authorities are looking into whether Dalton dropped off a group of people at a Fairfield Inn next to the Cracker Barrel restaurant just moments before opening fire on two vehicles, killing four people.
The fiancee of one of his last riders posted on Facebook Saturday about a harrowing experience with Dalton. The post was made at about 5:30 p.m., not long before the first shooting:Other riders also posted screenshots showing Dalton was their driver:
Uber confirmed Dalton was a driver and passed a background check.
“We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries. We are reaching out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can,” Uber’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan said in a statement.
County Prosecutor Jeff Getting confirmed to WOOD-TV that they are investigating the Facebook post.
Dalton is in police custody and has not yet been formally charged.
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