Kalamazoo shootings suspect said Uber app took him over - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Kalamazoo shootings suspect said Uber app took him over

Posted: Updated:
Shooting suspect Jason Dalton. Photo: Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office Shooting suspect Jason Dalton. Photo: Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -

The Latest in the criminal case against a man accused of fatally shooting six people last month in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area (all times local):
    
4:30 p.m.
    
A police report says the man charged with killing six people and wounding two others in southwestern Michigan told investigators he was being controlled by an Uber app through his cellphone.
    
Authorities say he carried out the shootings in between driving for Uber. According to the report released Monday, Jason Dalton said "it feels like it is coming from the phone itself and he didn't know how to describe that."
    
Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Kalamazoo-area shootings Feb. 20 outside an apartment complex, a restaurant and at a car lot. Two people survived.
    
Police say in the report Dalton said "he is not a killer and he knows that he has killed."
    
___
    
3:40 p.m.
    
A man charged with killing six people in a series of shootings in southwestern Michigan had warned his wife she wouldn't be able to return to work and their children couldn't go back to school - and she'd understand everything by watching TV news.
    
Carole Dalton told investigators she was stumped by what Jason Dalton told her the night of the shootings. At that time, the first shooting had already occurred.
    
The details are in documents released Monday by the Kalamazoo County sheriff's office, responding to a public records request by The Associated Press and others.
    
Jason Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder in the Kalamazoo-area shootings Feb. 20 outside a restaurant and at a car lot. Two people survived, including a woman shot elsewhere.

(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    Florida mom blames teen's death on confusing packaging for peanut cookies

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-07-17 17:05:08 GMT

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

    >>

    A Florida mother blames the death of her 15-year-old daughter on what she calls confusing packaging for Reese's Chips Ahoy cookies.    Kelli Travers-Stafford says her daughter Alexi mistakenly ate one of the cookies at a friend's house despite her peanut allergy, because the top of the familiar red packaging was peeled back, hiding the Reese's label.  

    >>
  • Level 3 evacuations in place for large brush fire burning near Upriver Drive; One home already lost

    Level 3 evacuations in place for large brush fire burning near Upriver Drive; One home already lost

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:52:27 GMT

    Fire crews are battling a large brush fire near Upriver Drive. The fire near Felts Field forced Level 3 evacuations for people South of Valley Springs, East of Minnehaha and north of Upriver. KHQ has learned one home has been lost, while another is involved. This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

    >>

    Fire crews are battling a large brush fire near Upriver Drive. The fire near Felts Field forced Level 3 evacuations for people South of Valley Springs, East of Minnehaha and north of Upriver. KHQ has learned one home has been lost, while another is involved. This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

    >>
  • Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Spokane Valley massage parlor under investigation for sex trafficking

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:43 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:43:51 GMT

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>

    SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol is investigating a Spokane Valley massage parlor for sex trafficking and prostitution. According to court documents, several men contacted authorities about the parlor, Space Oil Massage, and told them that the women who worked there asked them in private to call 911 because they were being forced to perform sex acts against their will.

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Level 3 evacuations in place for large brush fire burning near Upriver Drive; One home already lost

    Level 3 evacuations in place for large brush fire burning near Upriver Drive; One home already lost

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-07-18 02:52:27 GMT

    Fire crews are battling a large brush fire near Upriver Drive. The fire near Felts Field forced Level 3 evacuations for people South of Valley Springs, East of Minnehaha and north of Upriver. KHQ has learned one home has been lost, while another is involved. This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

    >>

    Fire crews are battling a large brush fire near Upriver Drive. The fire near Felts Field forced Level 3 evacuations for people South of Valley Springs, East of Minnehaha and north of Upriver. KHQ has learned one home has been lost, while another is involved. This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

    >>
  • JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

    JBS USA suspends shipments from Kentucky farm after video

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:24:47 GMT
    Photo: Mercy for AnimalsPhoto: Mercy for Animals

    DENVER (AP) - JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for Animals video at a Tosh Farms site in Simpson County, Kentucky, and will investigate the allegations.   

    >>

    DENVER (AP) - JBS USA, the U.S. branch of the world's largest meat producer, says it has suspended shipments from a pig farm where workers were shown hitting, kicking and throwing pigs on undercover video. The Colorado-based company said it made the decision based on an initial review of the Mercy for Animals video at a Tosh Farms site in Simpson County, Kentucky, and will investigate the allegations.   

    >>
  • Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

    Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:05:44 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney on Tuesday said more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent of the registered voters in at least 18 of Idaho's 35 legislative districts.    

    >>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Medicaid expansion proposal has received enough signatures and will be on the November ballot. Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney on Tuesday said more than 56,000 valid signatures have been counted. The signatures include at least 6 percent of the registered voters in at least 18 of Idaho's 35 legislative districts.    

    >>