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Rodrick Dantzler Murder/Hostage Situation in Grand Rapids, MI

Suspect Rodrick Dantzler is believed to been behind the killing of 7 people in Grand Rapids, Mich. At 2 different locations, 2 children and 5 adults were killed during the afternoon. A call from a women who believed Rodrick was following her and was going to kill her, brought Grand Rapids Police cruisers to her aid. Gunshots were then fired, several striking a police cruiser and women in another vehicle, throughout the downtown area. A pursuit ensued through downtown Grand Rapids and I-96 as the vehicle drove against traffic and eventually was ditched due to damaged. On foot, Rodrick ran from the vehicle and kicked in the door of an apartment and took several hostages. (Update) Rodrick turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. The hostages were release unharmed.

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