Kalamazoo Shooter Was An Uber Driver
A Facebook post about murder suspect Jason Dalton's Uber driving record appears to have been posted just minutes before the deadly shooting spree that occurred in Kalamazoo Saturday night.
The post was published a short time before the first shooting at the Meadows Townhomes on G Avenue near Sprinkle Road on Saturday evening
"ATTENTION kzoo peeps!!!! 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. Hoping this man will be arrested or hospitalized soon if he has a medical condition causing his behavior."
The post had a picture of Dalton behind the wheel of a car. The post was removed by 10:30 on Sunday morning.
The man suspected of shooting eight people in the Kalamazoo area, killing six, was an Uber driver who was apparently taking fares in between opening fire at various locations, police tell 24 Hour News 8.
Uber has confirmed that the suspect in the shootings was a driver with the social-media service. Techcrunch reported this statement from Uber,
“We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries,” Uber’s chief security officer Joe Sullivan wrote in a statement. “We have reached out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can.”