Uber Driver Suspected in Murderous Shooting Spree

Reports say he was picking up fares in between shootings.

A man was arrested on Sunday after allegedly shooting six people in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jason Dalton, 45, was driving for the Uber ride-sharing company, and was picking up fares in between the alleged shootings. He will be arraigned on Monday.

The shootings took place in various locations, "in parking lots outside an apartment building, a car dealership and at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Kalamazoo, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Detroit."

In addition to the six murders, two other people were wounded, including a girl was initially reported as a fatality.

The victims "appear to be chosen at random, because they were available," Kalamazoo County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Getting said. "They were shot multiple times, multiple - nine, 10, 11 shell casings at each of these scenes."

One passenger, Matt Mellen, told the media that he was one of Dalton's Uber customers. Mellen said Dalton was driving erratically and he had reported Dalton to the police. "He said Dalton introduced himself using a different name from the one listed as a driver. He then sped through medians and across a lawn, and Mellen jumped out at a stop at about 4:30 p.m. (2130 GMT)"

"He just kind of kept looking at me like, 'Don't you want to get to your friend's house?' and I'm like, 'I want to get there alive,'" said Mellen, a brewery worker.