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Monday, February 22, 2016

Man Faces 6 Murder Counts In Kalamazoo-Area Rampage

A general view of the Cracker Barrel where a gunman went on a shooting rampage, on February 21, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Authorities said that a shooter who killed six people and injured two others was an Uber driver who appears to have gunned down people at random during a four-hour rampage in the parking lots of a western Michigan apartment complex, a car dealership and a Cracker Barrel store. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

A general view of the Cracker Barrel where a gunman went on a shooting rampage, on February 21, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Authorities said that a shooter who killed six people and injured two others was an Uber driver who appears to have gunned down people at random during a four-hour rampage in the parking lots of a western Michigan apartment complex, a car dealership and a Cracker Barrel store. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

In this handout provided by Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, shooting suspect Jason Brian Dalton, 45, poses for a booking photo after being arrested February 21, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dalton is accused of killing 6 people and wounding 2 others at three locations in Kalamazoo in a seemingly random shooting spree. (Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

Jason Brian Dalton, 45, poses for a booking photo after being arrested February 21, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. (Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

A prosecutor has charged a man with six counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder in a series of random shootings in western Michigan.

Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting filed the charges Monday against 45-year-old Jason Dalton of Kalamazoo Township. Dalton is expected to make an initial court appearance later Monday. The prosecutor’s office says it doesn’t know if Dalton has an attorney.

Dalton was arrested Sunday in Kalamazoo. Police say the rampage began about 6 p.m. Saturday outside an apartment complex, where a woman was seriously wounded. A little more than four hours later, a father and son were fatally shot while looking at vehicles at a car dealership.

Fifteen minutes after that, five people were shot in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel restaurant.

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