What We Know: Details emerge about Kalamazoo gunman
The Associated Press
Feb. 23, 2016
More details emerged Monday about the gunman suspected in a series of shootings that killed six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here's what we know about the apparently random attacks:
ERRATIC DRIVING: The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged getting complaints about erratic driving by Jason Dalton on Saturday night — the same evening as the shootings. When alerted to unsafe driving, company policy is to contact the driver. But Uber officials would not say whether anyone at the company spoke to Dalton, deferring to law enforcement.
Dalton passed a background check and became a driver on Jan. 25. He had given about 100 rides, the company said.
PROSECUTOR SAYS SUSPECT CONFESSED: During a talk with investigators, Dalton waived his right against self-incrimination and confessed his role in the shootings, Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said. He also said Dalton picked up Uber fares after the first shooting and probably got more riders after the subsequent attacks.
COURT APPEARANCE: Dalton appeared briefly in court by video link and was charged with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder. A judge denied him bail. The murder charges carry a mandatory life sentence. Michigan does not have the death penalty.