kalamazoo shooting

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The defense team for Kalamazoo accused mass shooter Jason Dalton wants to keep some of Dalton’s statements to police out of trial. The Kalamazoo circuit court has set a hearing on that request for February 10.

Dalton is accused of killing six people and seriously wounding two others during a shooting spree last February.

Kalamazoo Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Williams says his office has a “very strong” case against Dalton.

Rebecca Thiele / WMUK

Michigan’s alert system for public threats - such as mass shootings and terrorist attacks - is up and running. Governor Rick Snyder signed the bill to create the alerts into law in June. The system was set up in response to the February shooting spree by an Uber driver in Kalamazoo.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A woman who helped protect a group of kids from a gunman during a mass shooting in Kalamazoo has been recognized by Kalamazoo County. Tiana Carruthers was in Richland Township February 20 when a stranger approached her. When she saw he had a gun, Carruthers told the children who were with her to flee.

"LANSING, MI - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation into law today designed to give residents a warning in case of a mass shooting or another public safety threat. 'Leveraging current technology to quickly warn Michiganders of imminent threats will be valuable for preventing greater harm during dangerous incidents and senseless acts of violence,' Snyder said." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette


Kalamazoo Strong started after a shooting spree that left six people dead and two seriously injured. Now the non-profit group wants to help families of the bicyclists killed and injured north of Kalamazoo June 7th.