Over the weekend, gunman Jason Dalton drove through Kalamazoo County in Michigan and unleashed a fatal shooting spree that left six people dead and two others seriously injured. As authorities continue to investigate the matter, a few facts about Dalton have emerged in this still-developing story.
Dalton’s wave of terror began on Saturday (Feb. 20) at 5:24 when he opened fired on a mother standing in front of her children. The victim is expected to survive. Four hours later, Dalton drove to a car dealership in the county and killed a father and son. Shortly after, Dalton drove to a Cracker Barrel restaurant and opened fire, killing four women and injuring a 14-year-old girl.
Two hours after the Cracker Barrel shooting, police arrested Dalton, 45, without incident. He is to be arraigned in court today (Feb. 22) and faces a possible six counts of murder charges, two counts of assault with intent to murder, and eight counts of using a firearm while committing a felony act. Police say that they have not determined a motive and the shootings were apparently random.
On the following pages, we share what details we know about Jason Dalton and the case itself.
Photo: Facebook/Kalamazoo Sheriff’s Department