kalamazoo shooting

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The Kalamazoo County Commission has rejected a proposal to recognize a “gun violence awareness” day in June. The board was down two commissioners Tuesday when it took the vote. Five of the nine present did support the resolution. But the Board’s rules require six votes for a measure to pass.

The proposal called for “responsible gun ownership” and keeping guns “out of the wrong hands” while avoiding policy specifics.

The law enforcement agencies that led the response to a mass shooting in Kalamazoo in February say they’d like to know what they did right and what they could have done better. The want to commission an independent study from a Washington, DC-based nonprofit called the Police Foundation.

It’s a group City of Kalamazoo police chief Jeff Hadley calls “uniquely qualified” to identify lessons from the shooting.

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The man accused in a series of seemingly random shootings across Kalamazoo in February is mentally fit to stand trial. A district court judge ruled today that Jason Brian Dalton understands the crimes against him and can assist his defense.

Dalton allegedly killed six people and injured two others as he drove across Kalamazoo County on February 20th. 

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She is alive, despite being shot four times. She’s healing, though she’s still in a wheelchair and she has a bullet in her liver. She says God, her family, the community and her own grit all played a role in her survival.

Tiana Carruthers described what the last few months have been like on Thursday at Borgess Hospital, in her first media appearance since the February 20 mass shooting in which six people died.

Iden, Hoadley Propose Active Shooter Alert Bills

Mar 14, 2016

There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to create a statewide active shooter alert system. It comes after a shooting spree in Kalamazoo last month that left six people dead and two seriously injured.
State Rep. Brandt Iden (R-Oshtemo Twp.) lives near Kalamazoo.

“I was on Stadium Drive getting gas at about the same time that the shooter would have been traveling down Stadium Drive,” said Iden.