Dalton Faces 16 Felony Counts
Kalamazoo Prosecutor Jeff Getting is charging accused murderer Jason Dalton with 16 felony counts. Dalton is being arraigned on Monday afternoon in 8th District Court, after an alleged shooting spree on Saturday afternoon at several locations in Kalamazoo.
Dalton faces 6 open murder charges, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder, and 8 counts of using a firearm during a felony.
"The filing of formal charges is the first step in the judicial process," Getting explained. "Jason Dalton will be arraigned on the charges this afternoon, and a preliminary hearing date will be scheduled, but the investigation is not over and the search for answers will continue."
"The Kalamazoo community is reeling from these senseless acts of violence that took so many innocent lives from us," stated Getting "and our hearts are saddened for all of the victims, their families and friends who are dealing with this on a much more personal level. We are reaching out to these victims and offering all the resources of the Prosecutor's Office to help them at this very difficult time."