Reports reveal Kalamazoo suspect's comments to police
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Police say a man accused in a shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, told detectives that he shot a woman outside a restaurant after she declined his request for a dollar.
The Kalamazoo Gazette reported Friday that 45-year-old Jason Dalton told detectives that he had asked the woman "if she could spare a dollar to make America great again." Dalton said he was going to leave after shooting her, but he heard other people screaming, so he turned his gun on them.
Four people were killed outside the restaurant. A fifth person was wounded.
The statements were included in police reports released Friday through a Freedom of Information Act request.
Dalton is accused of killing six people and wounding two others on Feb. 20 between stints driving passengers for Uber.
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