On Monday, Jason Dalton, the Uber driver suspected in three apparently random shootings that left six people dead in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this weekend, admitted to carrying out the attacks, the Associated Press reports.
According to Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting, Dalton waived his right to self-incrimination before confessing to the crimes. He has been charged with murder and attempted murder, and several handguns and long guns have been seized from his home. From the AP:
The attacks began Saturday evening outside the Meadows apartment complex on the eastern edge of Kalamazoo County, where a woman was shot multiple times.
A little more than four hours later and 15 miles away, a father and his 17-year-old son were fatally shot while looking at cars at a car dealership.
Fifteen minutes after that, five people were gunned down in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant. Four of them died.
Police have not yet provided a motive for the shooting, and Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller is pessimistic that any motive that prosecutors do determine will offer any sort of clarity.
“In the end, I ask people, because I keep hearing this question of why, ‘What would be the answer that would be an acceptable answer for you?’ They have to think about it for a moment, and they say, ‘Probably nothing,” Fuller said. “I have to say, ‘You are probably correct.’ I can’t imagine what the answer would be that would let us go, ‘OK, we understand now.’ Because we are not going to understand.”
Dalton was arraigned via video to hear the charges against him on Monday. He has been ordered held without bond and will be represented by a court-appointed attorney.