According to the GQ article, shooting suspect Jason Dalton arrived at the Meadows Townhomes northeast of Kalamazoo to give an Uber ride to a girl named Maci.
She told GQ she had been texting with Dalton because he couldn’t find her at the townhomes. She then realized she had accidentally sent him the wrong pickup point — the Meadows admin office instead of her boyfriend’s address — and Dalton eventually called her.
“He was like, ‘Hey, I’m lost, can you help me out?’ or whatever,” Maci recalled to GQ. “So I gave him directions.” Then, she said, he went silent for about ten minutes. “I was, like, texting him repeatedly. I was, ‘Okay, did you find it?’ or ‘Are you lost still?’”
24 Hour News 8 previously reported that Dalton was asking for someone in the Meadows parking lot — apparently he was trying to find Maci.
Dalton’s silver car can be seen on the security cameras circling around the townhomes. It was then that he spotted Tiana Carruthers and shot her multiple times.
After his arrest, Dalton told police he drove off thinking he had killed her, but Carruthers survived.
Dalton continued his crime spree for hours while giving Uber rides. Six people were killed before police arrested him in downtown Kalamazoo.
Dalton faces 16 criminal counts in connection to the Feb. 20 shooting that killed Mary Jo Nye, Mary Lou Nye, Judy Brown, Barbara Hawthorne and father and son Rich and Tyler Smith, as well as injured Abbie Kopf and Carruthers. He is currently awaiting trial.