Six Killed In Kalamazoo Shootings: Suspect ‘Has No Known Criminal History’


Jason Brian Dalton was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly spending hours driving around Kalamazoo, Michigan, randomly shooting and killing people at various locations.

Associated Press

Associated Press

Authorities indicate that 45-year-old Dalton “has no known criminal history.”

According to Journal-News, the shootings began “around 6 p.m.,” when Dalton allegedly shot a woman in the parking lot of Meadows Townhomes. The woman was shot multiple times, but is expected to survive. Dalton then went to a Cracker Barrel restaurant where he shot five people, four of whom died. The fifth–a 14-year-old–is hospitalized and “severely injured.”

Dalton also allegedly killed one person in the Seelye Kia parking lot in Kalamazoo at some point Saturday night. It is unclear where one or two other persons were wounded.

Police were able to gather a description on Dalton’s vehicle as the night went on, and they caught up with him at on Sunday at 12:40 a.m. He was arrested without incident.

CNN quotes Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas, saying, “What it looks like is we have someone just driving around, finding people and shooting them dead in their tracks.” According to the Mirror, Kalamazoo County prosecutor Jeffrey Getting said the randomness of Dalton’s alleged actions are “just the most awful thing [anyone] can think of.”

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