Michigan Uber driver Jason Dalton is denied bail after being formally charged with six counts of murder and ten other crimes after a fatal shooting spree over the weekend. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Jason Dalton charged with six counts of murder
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Forty-five year-old Uber driver Jason Dalton is charged with 16 offenses, including six murder charges, in a Kalamazoo court Monday (February 22), with bail denied.
Prosecutors allege Dalton randomly shot multiple times at people during a five-hour period on Saturday (February 20) at an apartment complex, a car dealership and a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Kalamazoo, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Detroit. Six people died and two were wounded.
The county prosecutor said the murder charges can bring up to life in prison. An initial records search indicated Dalton had no criminal record and no known links to extremist groups.
Police were investigating reports Dalton also may have driven customers of the Uber car-hailing service the night of the rampage. Two people were wounded in the shooting, including a teenage girl who was initially thought to have died. No motive has been given.