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.
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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*
If he’s muslim you won’t hear about it. If he’s former military, you will.
A real break on our MI tax dollars.
No trial, the funeral will be real cheap.
Well thank you for taking the time to post that kind comment. My husband would love it if I’d write speeches, rather than talk to him all the time! LOL. It is truly a shame how many human lives have been wasted by evil socialist programs that ensure failure of God’s children. They don’t have a chance for the most part. So few escape the vicious cycle of socialist dependence on a heartless government program. Every one of those children could thrive in a good Christian home away from the harmful environment they are born into.
Milwaukee (just an hour east of me) has seen the rotten fruit of socialist welfare on July 3rd. Gangs of black youths, beating senseless, innocent bystander white people, and the Milwaukee police not taking statements from bloodied beating victims. They beat up white people just to watch them bleed and laugh at them. Milwaukee police chief Flynn evidently thinks if no reports of crimes are taken, they don’t happen, and if they are not reported, they don’t end up in his crime stats, and he can claim a lowering of crime in Milwaukee.
Roving bands of feral inner city blacks, looking for white Americans to beat senseless.
The devil is at work, with the full cooperation of our governent.
I read that the new thing is that they will “cold cock” the white person, seeing how well they can take him to the ground with one blow to the head. This is truly the devil’s doing.
As long as they vote the right way, Democrats don't care how they live. The squalor of their lives can sometimes be turned into a political fungo-bat to beat Republicans with; other than that... we mustn't be judgemental.
They're vote cows. That's all. That's what Democrats are down to. That's what keeps them in power.
Keep 'em dumb, keep 'em fat, and keep 'em living in the sewer, with no way out.
He probably voted for Obama if he voted at all.
I was listening on the scanner all night. These cops did an amazing job last night.
He will still be able to vote for Obama next year, though...
Sounds like he was in prison during the last election.
Agreed, the good guys did a great job and should be recognized for it. The only time I heard any real excitement in their voices was when two of them ended up inside with the perp after hearing a shot fired.
A higher authority than the police guided this mans hands to take the right action. This a**hole even killed his own daughter.
He deserved a quick end of his life without involving anyone else.
And with the absolute total breakdown of the justice system its a better ending anyway, if he was just arrested he might have gotten off with some sort of clause, Muslim, Race card, friend of Obama etc.
LOL! Nice try.
That’s where I run into problems with the anti LEO crowd. The clearly don’t want police to do anything correctly. Its no different than the anti gun crowd salivating at the thought of a good mass murder. If police had gone in with guns blazing and accidentally killed a hostage, you can bet the anti LEOS would be screaming the loudest.
I heard the call go out to “eliminate the threat if possible” but the opportunity never came up and it would have been entirely justified.
Like you, I have real problems with real police corruption but I’m certainly not going to encourage it as a means to an end.
Here is something you won’t see the news report on - Black Michigan Spree Killer of 7 Killed all White People except for his daughter...
Police Chief Kevin Belk took the podium shortly after, he identified several victims in the mass murder.
Jennifer Marie Heeren, 29, an ex-girlfriend of Dantzler, Rodrick Dantzler’s daughter, Kamrie Deann Heeren-Dantzler, 12, Rebecca Lynn Heeren, 52, Jennifer’s Mother, Thomas Heeren, 51, Jennifer’s Father, Kimberlee Ann Emkens, 23, an ex-girlfriend of Dantzler, Amanda Renee Emkens 27 Kim’s sister, Marissa Lynn Emkens, 10, daughter of Amanda.