Skip to comments.Police: Michigan shootings suspect commits suicide
Posted on 07/07/2011 9:10:26 PM PDT by quantim
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk says the man suspected in seven Michigan shooting deaths has killed himself and two hostages he was holding are safe.
Belk said 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler fatally shot himself inside a Grand Rapids home where here had been holding the hostages Thursday night.
Dantzler had released a 53-year-old female hostage unharmed earlier in the evening. Two other hostages had remained in the home.
A manhunt for Dantzler began after four people were found dead in one Grand Rapids home and three were found in another across town. Belk says the dead included two children.
(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...
Too bad he couldn’t have offed himself before he went on this inhuman rampage.
For the LEOs’ sake, I’m glad it wasn’t sui by cop.
Well at least he will not be able to do it again.
Someone notify the Mexican consulate before we’re all in hot water.
Agreed. Paperwork inhales with much velocity. Hostages safe. Trash removed. Money saved.
Shonte sounds like one of them right-wing Amish Teabagger names!
Why is that? What sort of moral code do police follow that makes it ok to shoot people in their beds at 3AM, who are suspected of having a baggie of white powder, but not ok to shoot people who have murdered seven, including two children, and are presently holding two others hostage?
Many of us were listening to the event live on the scanner after learning about the scanner link in the two FR threads.
No dogs killed by entry team —great!
How do you murder children in cold blood?
Dan, I’m as down on SWAT raids gone bad as anyone. But I just got done listening to about an hour and a half’s worth of very professional, very dangerous police work on the scanner. I’m talking you could hear the hushed voices of the officers outside the bedroom in the hallway, talking to their command post incident commander. And I have to tell you, this isn’t the time to be talking smack about police. These guys clank when they walk. Officers 1202 and 1204 in particular.
Is ‘Shonte’ pronounced with an inflection?
See my previous post - this isn’t the time for that crap.
Apparently, the deaths of children is not a concern of the Failure’s, lest he would not have approved the gun running operation for Mexico’s drug kingpins.
The main thing is, the animal is dead.
Prayers for the families of the victims.
“Shonte”, very classy, very classy.
Good grief. My husband and I often laugh at these absurd grandiose names and I wonder if the mothers of these fatherless children are drunk or high when they name their doomed children. The democrat welfare state has reduced the once strong black family to the sad reality we see in the headlines everyday.
I hope someday, we will have elected officials strong enough to stop rewarding women for having multiple fatherless children whom they give elaborate names for their sad short and violent lives. Human beings deserve better than a feral exisitance. Democrats disagree of course.
Who besides the madman is responsible for the carnage this time? No speculation yet by the LSM?
Very well said. Economical, not a word wasted. Please write speeches for the good guys.
I agree. It’s SICK how these communities have been exploited. The people who have gone before them and fought for equal rights. *shakes head*