Kalamazoo murder suspect received law enforcement degree from local community college

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KALAMAZOO, MI – Some new information about Jason Dalton, the 45-year-old Kalamazoo, Uber driver police say killed 6 people during a weekend shooting spree.

We now know he received an associate’s degree in law enforcement from Kalamazoo Valley Community College back in 1992.

Can you spell irony?

We also know he visited a gun shop three hours before the killings. Security photos from the gun store show him buying a tactical jacket.

Besides that jacket, police say they have a handgun Dalton had on him when cops arrested him. They say it’s consistent with the shell casings from the three shooting scenes.

They also say the found a total of eleven rifles at his house.

Amid the horror is a tale of quick thinking by a 25-year-old mother approached by Dalton who asked if she were a woman by another name.

“At some point, she decided it was time for the children to run, and that she stayed behind the children,” said Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller.

The shooter fired ten times, hitting the mother several times.

Her kids ran to safety, and from her hospital bed, she identified Dalton as the man who tried to kill her, a man with a degree in law enforcement, who now stands accused of being a law breaker and the cold-blooded killer of six innocent people.