A man believed to have killed seven people in Grand Rapids, Michigan initiated a manhunt today. Officers are believed to have caught the suspect but residents are advised to stay in their homes. 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler appears to be very agile.
Four bodies were discovered in a Grand Rapids home. Three more were found in a home across town. One of the suspects was a ten-year-old girl.
The Grand Rapids Press reported that one of the murdered women had been romantically linked to him and that his hostility was founded in domestic issues.
Police scanner traffic indicated that Dantzler left the scene in a tan Lincoln Town Car with an unidentified female. Shots were later fired from a car with a similar description with a car linked to the shooting rampage.
State Corrections spokesman Russ Marlan said that Dantzler was discharged from the prison in 2005. He has not been under state supervision since then, Marlan said. Dantzler's Facebook page said that he was a tech building engineer and a Grand Rapids citizen.