Police have publicly identified a man suspected of driving around the Michigan city of Kalamazoo and randomly shooting people, leaving at least six of them dead.
Kalamazoo department of public safety chief Jeff Hadley named the suspect as Jason Dalton, 45, of Kalamazoo county, the AP news agency reported.
Dalton reportedly has no known criminal history.
Michigan police earlier launched a manhunt after six people were killed and several others were injured in seemingly-random shootings near a Kalamazoo car dealership and restaurant late on Saturday night.
Michigan police earlier arrested a man whose car matched a description of the gunman’s.
Kalamazoo Police have arrested Jason Brian Dalton in connection with three shooting incidents that killed six people and injured two more in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, prosecutor Jeff Getting said Sunday. County Undersheriff Paul Matyas described a terrifying rampage that began about 6 pm on Saturday on the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times and seriously wounded. Authorities said she is expected to survive.
A little more than four hours later, a father and his 18-year-old son were fatally shot while looking at cars at the dealership.
Fifteen minutes after that, five people – including the teenage girl who police originally said had been killed, based on a pronouncement by medical officials — were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant along Interstate 94, Matyas said.
Matyas later told the WWMT TV network at the time of Dalton’s arrest that the suspect “voluntarily” gave himself up after he was approached by police.
“The threat to the public is over. This is your worst nightmare when you have someone driving around killing people,” Matches said.
Kalamazoo, with a population of about 75,000, is about 160 miles west of Detroit.
It is home to Western Michigan University and the headquarters of popular craft beer maker Bell’s Brewery.
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