Kalamazoo shooter: The Uber app took over my mind

Kalamazoo shooter Jason Dalton, 45, said the Uber app took over his mind,

- Documents released Monday from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office are giving a look inside the mind of the man suspected of killing six people in a mass shooting in Kalamazoo.

According to the incident reports Jason Dalton, 45, told investigators the Uber app literally took over his mind and body.

He said when he opened the app the eastern star appeared and that a symbol Dalton described as a devil figure directed his next move.

Dalton told police when the app was red, he would pick people up and drop them off, and when it turned black, the ride sharing app controlled him.

The app made him grab his gun, put on his bulletproof vest and told him where to go and when to shoot, he said.

Dalton's wife, Carole, told investigators her husband warned her the night of the shootings. He told her that she wouldn't be able to return to work and their children couldn't go back to school, and that she'd understand everything by watching the news.

The reports say Dalton had only been an Uber driver since January 25, and he had passed the background check. He had no history of mental illness, legally owned a gun, and had nearly a 5-star rating as an Uber driver.


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