Jason Brian Dalton, the Uber driver charged with killing six people and injured others in a random shooting spree in Kalamazoo Michigan last month, has given a strange excuse for carnage he wrought.
Although police strived to discover what motivated Dalton to go on a killing spree, they were largely unsuccessful — until a police report filed on March 3 offered the first evidence of motive.
According to Det. Bill Moorian, who interviewed him, Dalton said his Uber app “took him over to the point where he was a puppet.”
Dalton says when he opened the app on his iPhone, a symbol appeared which he recognized as the Eastern Star. Soon after a satanic figure popped up on the screen and when he pressed the button on the app, that is when he lost control of his self.
Dalton revealed to the police that he just recently started driving for Uber to get some extra spending cash. The cab service claims Dalton underwent and cleared background checks and was approved to drive on Jan. 25.
He also claimed that he bought the holster for his gun on the same day from On Target Guns & Gunsmithing on West Main Street in Kalamazoo.
Dalton says he did not recall shooting anyone but remembered the recoil of the gun in his hand and the sound of the firing.
Det. Moorian wrote in his report that the alleged killer expressed remorse several times during the interview.
“I didn’t mean to kill him; I’m sorry for what happened there,” the 45-year-old said.
“Dalton said that he understands now how the other mass shootings take place,” the detective wrote. “Dalton explained how he has experienced a full body takeover that is how he can understand the other mass shootings.”
The result of the psychiatric evaluation of the Uber driver will be available no later than May 2.