Skip to comments.Photos, video from scenes of mass murder in Northeast Grand Rapids
Posted on 07/07/2011 4:24:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
"Police are seeking suspect Rodrick Dantzler, 34, traveling in a tan Lincoln Town Car with license plate number BWK 2308".
(Excerpt) Read more at mlive.com ...
Sure hope he's positively identified during his own autopsy.
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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3
7 people dead, shooter on the loose in Michigan
Posted: Jul 7, 2011 4:40 PM by WMMT
7 dead in Grand Rapids shootings; police hunt for suspect Rodrick Shonte Dantzler
Cops: 7 dead in related Mich. shootings
Rodric Dantzler wanted for 7 slayings
Updated: Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, 4:48 PM MDT
Published : Thursday, 07 Jul 2011, 4:29 PM MDT
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Prayers for the victims and their families.
When I saw your name as poster, I was convinced this would be about some cryptic Indian burial mound with strange markings.
Well, this appears to be cryptic, and I hope his burial is soon involved, but anyway, point taken. :’)
Well, the "primitive cultures" subtext is definitely present.
The last time the town got rip-roaring like this was the summer of ‘94 — the same year the whole country had a long, hot summer. There was an unrelated shooting at the fireworks over the weekend, and some kid is held on open murder for running over another kid with his car, in fact, not least because this isn’t a huge city, I spend time in all three places (within spitting distance anyway), fairly often.
I was going to say “those damn Amish again!” but when I heard there was an automobile involved... I guess I have to amend my thinking and start wondering if he’s Mennonite.
Too bad we don’t have those “like” buttons for posts around here. :’)
Looks like he killed some white people and fled with one white female. : (
Mass killings in Grand Rapids: Press archives reveal 3 other multiple homicide cases
Published: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 5:57 PM
Updated: Thursday, July 07, 2011, 6:59 PM
Grand Rapids is usually pretty quiet. We certainly don’t hear much about it over here in Jackson.
“He’s a very good boy,” his Mama said. “He was always trying to help people.”
Whaddya wanna bet his ride is a Lincoln?
Youngsters Airyonna Dantzler, 10, Hannah Carter, 13 and Rodrick Dantzler, 9, wore their feelings on their shirts for Obama. But they were not just words.
The Grand Rapids Knapp Charter Academy students did not get inside but listened outside and peered through the glass windows.
"You know some people said he doesn't like America, but you can't believe what some people say," said 10 year-old Dantzler. "If you listen to his speech, you know he loves America."
This must have resulted from a lack of gun laws. /s
Looking at that father laying on the ground in pure anguish over the lose of his daughter makes my heart just sink. I pray to God this man hurts no one else and is captured soon. God help this country. Give peace and comfort to all the victims families. In Jesus name Amen!!
No one’s going to take that bet. (Read the 1st line after the headline.) :)
The c-word in the White House will make some stupid racist comment about the victims and our local police, then go golfing.
The suspect is one of Holder's peeps..
It seems as if there is a lot of tension bubbling just below the surface, now that “the One” is in charge.
Updates from MLive.com. You read from bottom to top ... It’s getting worse ...
7:32 p.m. Police have received a call from Rodrick Dantzler indicating he has taken hostages.
7:25 p.m. Rodrick Dantzler is believed to have entered an apartment near Soft Water Lake near Plainfield Avenue, north of I-96. The apartments are on Rickman Street fronting the lake. He kicked in the back door of the apartment and three shots were heard by authorities.
7:19 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle has crashed in the ditch on I-96. The suspect is fleeing on foot, chased by armed Special Response Team members.
7:08 p.m. Police are involved in a chase, possibly with mass murder suspect Rodrick Dantzler, through downtown Grand Rapids and onto northbound U.S. 131, then eastbound I-96. Shots were fired during the chase; dispatchers report a civilian bystander was struck in the center of downtown Grand Rapids at Division Avenue and Fulton Street.
7 p.m. There will be no Little League games played in the city of Grand Rapids tonight due to the ongoing manhunt.
6:53 p.m. Here is an updated photo of Rodrick Dantzler [via WZZM]
6:50 p.m. A man matching Rodrick Dantzler’s description has been spotted at Westgate Bowling Alley parking lot near York Creek.
6:45 p.m. A car matching the description of suspect Rodrick Dantzler’s vehicle has been spotted with its rear window shot in York Creek Apartments in Comstock Park. A portion of Alpine Avenue near the large apartment complex has been closed for police investigation.
Can’t find by scanning any of the articles why this pos killed all those people. Did he have a reason- or just another black on white killing?
They say it was “domestic related.”
I hope by captured you mean he is shot down as he tries to flee from arrest, this animal doesn’t need to live and burden taxpayers, let him go face his judgement I say.
Live (text, not video) coverage is here:
This could add to the “disproportionate” and thus ‘racist” Black over population in prisons.
So, I hope the cops kill him.
Yep, that’d work.
I think once you get past ten killed the cops are allowed to shoot the SOB dead even if hes unarmed and surrenders live on TV
FOX is saying he was recently released from jail (assault charges)
Keep me apprised if you would.
I think if someone kills one and somebody else doesn’t get you first, the cops should be allowed to expend all available ammo on him.
Any idea why this was pulled from breaking news??? Anyone???
Yep, my bad. Didn’t read it.
But I did call it right.
I read now that he’s taken hostages. He’s apparently communicated with police that he’s unhappy with the pursuit/chase.
Golly, how about that? A guy kills a bunch of people and creates mayhem and destruction in his wake and he’s unhappy with the way civil society wants to hound his ass to the ground?
Wow, this took place less than 2 miles away from me! I was at work when it happened.
Been there a few times back in 60’s an 70’s....my Dad was an engineer that helped build the Palisades power plant an then I was stationed at Kincheloe AFB in the UP when I first went in the service.
Hopefully they kill this career criminal as he resists arrest.....
Jury in this era seems worthless sadly.
Wonder if Obama will come to this guys aid as well ?
Part of me would like to think this guy came home found his four family members dead an pursued an killed the 3 killers he witnessed at the crime scene..... Not !
Jheees now I fabricated this pos a defense..... /s
Stay safe !
This didn’t take place in a bad part of town, as I live just a couple miles from where it happened.
Praying that the hostages survive and praying that a nerves-of-steel cop takes him out with one clean shot.
Perhaps a parent, uncle, or cousin?
...or else kids in Grand Rapids grow up a LOT quicker than elsewhere.
NO cheers, unfortunately.
Didn’t know anything about it Jack. I’ll check the local news sites.
Police scanner here: http://www.scanmichigan.com/scanner/
They just requested units on scene to evacuate the adjoining duplex unit.
And calling in all units from surrounding towns.
Levin was talking about the father of a 10 year old who was killed, in absolute, total grief over her body.
God bless this man.
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