Uber Driver Responsible for Deadly Rampage
A Michigan man says he called police on an Uber driver who randomly shot several people on Sunday.
Suspected gunman Jason Dalton was working as an Uber driver before, during and after he allegedly shot eight people across Kalamazoo County.
Matt Mellen says Dalton, who introduced himself as “Me Me,” had his dog in the back of his car when he picked him up. He says he knew something was wrong the minute he got into the car.
“We got a mile from my house and then he got a telephone call and after he got that telephone call he started driving really erratically. We were running stop signs,” Mellen told WWMT.
Mellen says Dalton was driving 80 miles an hour down the street and sideswiping cars.
“We were driving through medians, driving through the lawn, speeding along and when we came to a stop, I jumped out the car and ran away,” said Mellen.
Mellen says he jumped out of Dalton’s car around 4:30 Saturday afternoon. Police believe Dalton opened fire at the Meadows Townhomes around 6:00 before allegedly shooting seven more people between 10:00 and 10:30.
Dalton was apprehended by police in downtown Kalamazoo around 12:30.
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