Rodrick Dantzler Sought in 7 Grand Rapids Murders
At least seven people were killed in two separate shootings in Grand Rapids, Michigan: three at 2046 Plainfield Avenue NE and four at a house on the 1270 Brynell Court. Police are seeking a single suspect in both shootings; Rodrick Shonte Dantzler.
Rodrick Dantzler, described as male, 6'2", 230-270 lbs, and African-American, is described as armed and dangerous, and could be driving his tan Lincoln Towncar, license plate BWK 2308. Alternately, he may be driving a silver Chrysler minivan or a green Jeep, and could be on his way to Detroit.
Dantzler has apparently stopped taking medication for bipolar disorder. Six of those killed were female and one was female: one is described as a 10-year-old girl. Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk said that the shootings were related, but did not say what makes the police think that Dantzler is responsible for all seven killings.
Grand Rapids Press writes that the shootings could be the result of a domestic problem: women who lived at both the Plainfield Ave and Brynell Ct addresses had had relationships with Rodrick Dantzler. The houses are within three miles of each other.