911 calls, police reports released detailing the night of the Kalamazoo shooting

Posted at 1:42 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 10:48:50-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Documents showing the events of the night of a mass shooting in Kalamazoo that left six people dead have been released.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's office released the first reports that had been requested via the Freedom of Information Act Monday.  The documents detail the events of the night of February 20th, when Jason Dalton allegedly went on a shooting rampage, killing six and seriously wounding two others.

The documents include 87 pages of police reports from all three shooting locations and the arrest location.  The release also includes audio recordings of some of the 911 calls from the evening, as well as the dashcam video of Dalton's arrest.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety also released 134 pages of documents today as well. You can see those documents at this link: Kalamazoo DPS File.

The events began about 6:00pm when Tiana Carruthers was shot at the Meadows Townhomes.  Carruthers is credited with saving the lives of children who were outside on a playground.  Carruthers was seriously injured and is still hospitalized.

Later, at about 10:00pm, Richard and Tyler Smith, were shot and killed while looking at cars at Seelye KIA on Stadium Drive.  About 15 minutes later, four people,  Mary Lou Nye, Mary Jo Nye, Dorothy Brown and Barbara Hawthorne, were shot and killed outside the Cracker Barrell restaurant.  Abigail Kopf, 14, was shot and thought to have died, but is now in rehab recovering from critical injuries.

Dalton was arrested after midnight in downtown Kalamazoo. He has been charged with six counts of murder, as well as other firearms and assault charges. Investigators found 15 guns in Dalton's home.

Dalton was an Uber driver in the Kalamazoo area and had made pick-ups during the night of the shooting.

We'll have more on later editions of FOX 17 News.