Victims names released from Grand Rapids shooting

11:15 AM, Jul 8, 2011   |    comments
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids Police Chief Kevin Belk revealed the names of the victims killed in Thursday's mass shooting.

At a home on Brynell Court NE, Rodrick Shonte Dantzler killed Jennifer Heeren, 29, his estranged wife, their daughter, Kamrie Heeren-Dantzler, 12, and Jennifer's parents, Rebecca Lynn Heeren, 52, and Thomas Heeren, 51.

At a home on Plainfield Avenue, Kimberlee Emkins, ex-girlfriend of Dantzler, Amanda Emkins, 27, Kimberlee's sister and Marissa Lynn Emkins, 10, Amanda's daughter, were also shot and killed.

Dantzler wounded two other people while shooting from his vehicle during his rampage.  They suffered minor injuries.

Dantzler took his own life after taking three hostages in a home on Rickman Drive.

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