"Police describe Dantzler as 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds."
GRAND RAPIDS -- A nearly 9-hour manhunt and standoff ended tonight when a gunman who police said was a suspect in the shooting deaths of seven people, including two kids, shot himself in the head. His hostages are safe. Police in Grand Rapids say that seven people were shot and killed at two locations on Thursday and they are actively searching for suspect Rodrick Shonte Dantzler. Police say three people, reportedly two women and a 10-year-old girl, are dead at one scene, and four others were killed at a separate scene about two miles away, reports CBS affiliate WWMT
Roderick with his Convict Toned Weight Training Physique (courtesy Michigan taxpayers)
- GRAND RAPIDS -- According to state corrections records, mass murder suspect Rodrick Dantzler: was arrested by Walker Police in 1992 on charges of stealing a car and breaking into an occupied home. Both charges were dealt with in Kent County Probate Court because Dantzler was a juvenile at the time.
- In 1997, Dantzler was charged with felony malicious destruction of property. He pleaded guilty. He was jailed for 33 days and fined. He was on probation for 1 year.
- In 2000, he as charged with felony assault and felony assault with intent to murder. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.
- In 2010, he was accused of misdemeanor assault and pleaded guilty. He was given 8 days in jail.
"A man believed to be the father of one of the young shooting victims inside 2046 Plainfield Ave. NE collapses in the street after learning of his daughter's death. (Chris Clark | The Grand Rapids Press)"