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July 7, 2011
Police chief speaking now. Suspect dead at the scene. Three hostages, all safe.
23:48 // 3 years ago
Suspect reportedly shot; hostages safe. What a dramatic situation.
23:34 // 3 years ago
Rodrick Dantzler, the suspect in the slaying of seven people in Grand Rapids Thursday afternoon, allegedly began his violent rampage by shooting the driver of a pickup truck in the nose during a traffic jam near Godfrey and Grandville.
But the bullet richocheted off the man’s nose because he had a titanium plate in it following treatment for cancer as a child.
That is one lucky man.
23:24 // 3 years ago
Nearly 10,000 people are listening to this police scanner on UStream — which also covers numerous other police departments in Kent County (so it’s not only focused on the shooting right now). The situation is extremely tense — the suspect in the Grand Rapids shooting along with the hostage, are surrounded in a tight area of the house. It is extremely dramatic to listen to. The man has a a gun with a large magazine and recently asked for a lighter.
22:22 // 3 years ago
Great news, guys. One of the two hostages has been released in the Grand Rapids shooting. From the story: "[Rodrick Shonte Dantzler] was on the phone with negotiators, who said he was holding up ‘his end of the bargain.’ Dantzler requested a ‘5-minute break.’"
21:36 // 3 years ago
This includes a map of the car chase we posted about earlier. Great site, by the way.
21:26 // 3 years ago
Dantzler has demanded a Gatorade and cigarettes or threatens to kill one of his two hostages. A hostage came out to get the items, but returned inside the apartment.
From the Grand Rapids Press’ liveblog of the shooting/hostage situation. Could you imagine putting someone’s life in your hands over Gatorade and cigarettes? No words.
21:16 // 3 years ago
This Facebook photo album has a bunch of photos of the aftermath of a police chase at Fulton and Division — a.k.a. downtown — while they were trying to catch the suspect. Yes, there was a car chase. In Grand Rapids. (via Sean Dailey’s Facebook page)
21:09 // 3 years ago