He told his fiancee what had happened and she posted Dalton’s picture on Facebook as a warning to others.
Uber received and did not act on a complaint that Uber driver Jason Dalton had been “driving dangerously” before he went on to shoot and kill six people on Saturday night in MI.
“There are no words which can express our shock and disbelief, and we are devastated and saddened for the victims and the families of the victims”, the Dalton family said in a statement. The San Francisco company will not change the way it vets its drivers in the aftermath of the shooting, Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan said Monday. Prosecutors say the victims were apparently chosen at random, with none of them seemingly having a connection to the shooter or each other.
A total of eight people were shot – six killed.
As families mourn the deaths of six people in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, one question looms above all else: Why did the gunman do this? About a mile into the trip, Dalton got a phone call, and when he hung up, he began driving recklessly, blowing through stop signs and sideswiping cars, Mellen said.
Dalton’s admissions to police were used to justify the charges. A judge denied bail for the 45-year-old former insurance adjuster, who Kalamazoo police Det.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller III said he has cautioned residents not to focus too much of the motive.
“Intentional, deliberate, it’s cold, this was not just a momentary lapse”, Getting said. “It’s not something we’re ever going to be able to understand or answer with satisfaction”.
Governor Rick Snyder has ordered flags on state property to be flown at half staff for six days to honor the six victims. They say they wouldn’t hire anyone if their background check showed anything like a gun offense or an assault or something of that sort. “This has really shrunk that down even more“.
Jeff Karoub/AP PhotoPolice tape surrounds the area of a random shooting on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
“People with smartphones here could just call 911″, Sullivan said, referring to a special number that connects callers directly with police dispatchers.
“It’s a very strong city”, said Brendan Davis, a chef at Bell’s Brewery. “After an incident like this, we all struggle for answers”, he added. “Coldly done is what I want to say”.
“Clearly, we’re gonna need to do more to keep Americans safe”, said President Obama Monday, calling for action.
“Earlier this year, I took some steps that will make it harder for risky people like this individual to buy a gun”. “I’m sure all of you are as exhausted of this as I am”.
“Our thoughts are with the Dalton family who also are suffering at this time”, the Kopfs said.
Police alleged the shooting began at about 5:30pm on Saturday (local time). Another community vigil will be held on Monday at 6 p.m.at First Congregational Church in downtown Kalamazoo.
“I was pleading with him to stop the vehicle so he could let me out”.