Jason Brian Dalton Arrested for Random Kalamazoo Shootings After Killing 6 – Was Uber Driver
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Police arrested Jason Brian Dalton last night after killing six people in random shootings. Dalton reportedly worked at Progressive insurance from his Facebook page.
A previous report that he was a progressive has since been taken down.
Six people were killed and several injured by a gunman in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Four were shot dead at a Cracker Barrel restaurant.
Killings in Kalamazoo, MI! https://t.co/lzeB4v3iKo 6 dead!
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Four people were shot in vehicles outside the Cracker Barrel on 9th Street in Oshtemo Township.
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The gunman, Jason Brian Dalton, was driving a blue Chevy HHR. He was arrested early Sunday morning.
Six people were killed and two others wounded in a series of random shootings in Michigan Saturday evening, police said. A 14-year-old girl was shot and very seriously injured. Authorities earlier said that she’d died.
Jason Brian Dalton, 45, was taken into custody early Sunday and was being questioned over shootings at three different locations in Kalamazoo County, police said.
“There is no connection between any of them, this all appears to be random,” Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas said. “This is the worst-case scenario that any community can have.”
The shooting spree began at around 6 p.m., when a woman at a Kalamazoo County apartment complex was shot several times, Kalamazoo Country Prosecutor Jeff Getting said. She was in serious condition but expected to survive, he said.
Police were then called to a car dealership about 10 p.m. where two men, one of them an 18-year-old, were fatally shot, Getting said.
About 10 minutes later, a third shooting took place in the parking lot of a nearby Cracker Barrel restaurant where four women were fatally shot, and the 14-year-old girl was seriously injured, Getting said.
Jason Dalton was an Uber driver, police tell WOOD-TV. He took customers in between the shootings, according to police.
Investigators are looking into whether Dalton dropped off a group of people at a Fairfield Inn next to a 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. She posted it at about 5:30 p.m., not long before the first shooting at about 6 p.m.
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This post was updated