An Uber driver in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been arrested after six people, including an eight-year-old child, were shot dead during a rampage.
Sunday morning, Jason Dalton surrendered to police after he allegedly opened fire on innocent people at random over a five-hour murder spree. The most bizarre revelation from this tragic story is that he was still logged onto Uber and dropping off passengers in between the shootings.
Eight people were shot over the course of the evening, one of those being a 14-year-old girl who was initially pronounced dead at the hospital but showed she was still alive by squeezing her mother’s hand.
Michican State police have identified four of the six fatalities as Mary Lou Nye, 63, Mary Jo Nye, 60, Dorothy Brown, 74, and Barbara Hawthorne, 68. The child who died and another adult have yet to be named.
The 45-year-old suspect, from Kalamazoo County, gave up without a struggle and doesn’t have a criminal record or history of mental illness.
Prior to the shootings, Mackenize Waite wrote on Facebook warning people about an Uber driver believed to be Dalton.
“ATTENTION kzoo peeps!!!!” she posted.
“This uber driver named JASON drives a silver Chevy Equinox is NOT a safe ride! A little bit ago my fiancé got a ride with him and he was driving VERY erratically.
They sideswiped a car blowing through the stop sign at Henderson castle and West Main Hill, and the driver continued driving. Then this man proceeded to drive 80mph down west main swerving in and out of oncoming traffic. Despite Matt pleading with this driver to pull over he refused.
Finally when he slowed down the vehicle, Matt was able to get out. He was acting completely normal throughout all of this erratic driving!!
Please share if you are in the kzoo area. Stay safe! 911 was called but surprisingly they didn’t seem all that concerned……I’m thankful that no one was hurt yet. “
“We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in Kalamazoo, Michigan,” said Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries. We have reached out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can.”