The Kalamazoo Massacre


On February 20th, 2016, a man named Jason Brian Dalton went on a five hour shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He drove around killing 6 innocent bystanders and injuring a couple more.  Before being arrested he had murdered people in three different locations.  The weird part is that between each murder, he would Uber around people.  There is no clue why he chose these people; however one person states that he was acting fine until, he received a phone call during one of his Uber jobs.  He began to drive like a maniac, flying through stop signs.  He showed no emotion while the judge was reading off the verdict.

That is scary to see someone so malicious that they can feel no remorse for ruining innocent peoples lives.  In the CNN article it states how the girlfriend, of 17 year old victim Tyler, was sitting in the back seat of the car, witnessing the horrific shooting of her boyfriend.  She has to live her life knowing she saw her boyfriend and his father get gun downed, by a crazy man, wondering why did he have to kill them.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Agree! Very horrific story.
    What do you think of the media coverage? What did reporters do in this case? Who got to speak? Crime stories are complicated, and reporters usually follow the protocol of gathering data from the first responders. What else would you do to report it?

  2. eareias17 says:

    I feel like it could have gained more publicity because the area of media that I found this effort from was Facebook. The reporters talked with people who were in the chaos. For example the man who got into the killers Uber vehicle and the 17 year old girl who lost her boyfriend in the massacre. If I were them I would try to figure out who was on the other end of the phone call because that one phone call seems to be the final trigger.

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