GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- On any normal newsday, Dantzler's police chase through Grand Rapids, by itself, would have been a top story.
Thursday was no normal day, and the people who witnessed Dantzler's fury on the road, are happy to have their lives.
Following the murders, police were called to the corner of Grandville Avenue and Martha SW. on a possible road rage shooting. Dantzler had shot at truck driver Robert Poore in a traffic jam and the bullet had struck Poore in the face. Poore walked away bloody, but practically unscathed.
Then Dantzler tore through downtown. At the corner of Division and Fulton, he fired one shot at a woman he knew and was chasing, striking her.
"You immediately think about your life, that's the first thing you think about," said witness Justin Manley. "It was chaos, it was just chaos."
From there, Dantzler led police on a chase through Grand Rapids while exchanging gunfire. Police were able to flatten Dantzler's tires at Lyon and Diamond NE before he was able to get on I-96.
"I noticed a cloud of smoke and dust rising up in the median," said Amy Grauman. She was heading West on I-96 to celebrate her friend's graduation party in Grand Haven, when she noticed something emerging out of that cloud of dust.
"The car, the SUV jumped in my lane and headed straight for me," Grauman said.
Grauman says Dantzler, heading the wrong way, so narrowly missed her that she could see his expression.
"I thank God that I'm alive. That I wasn't one of his victims," she said. "I'm glad that I'm safe and I'm not injured. My heart goes out to the victims that were killed. It's a terrible atrocity."
By Steve Patterson