One year ago today, an Uber driver went on a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo injuring 2 and killing 6. The shooter, Jason Dalton, is still awaiting his trial on 16 criminal counts. He had an outburst at a preliminary hearing, where he had to be dragged out of the courtroom, and is pleading insanity. Police say Dalton told investigators that a “devil” manifested in his Uber app, which told him who to shoot during his rampage.
Today, we remember those affected by the tragedy. Tiana Carruthers and Abbie Kopf, age 14, are the two survivors. Carruthers used her body to shield a group of children from the gunfire, while Abbie took a bullet to the head. Both are continuing to recover.