This story originally was published Feb. 29, 2016.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- The mass shooting situation in Kalamazoo is over following the arrest of a 45-year-old man, Michigan State Police say. To support the victims, text “support now” to 20222.
It remains a developing situation, however, with six people dead and two others wounded at three individual, "random" shooting scenes, MSP Lt. Dale Hinz said. The man, identified as Jason Dalton, was taken into police custody at 12:40 a.m. Sunday at Ransom and Porter streets in downtown Kalamazoo.
"The threat to the public is over," Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas said. "We now have our suspect."
Below is a timeline of the events of the Kalamazoo shootings and what we've learned since:
Monday, Feb. 29:
- 4:52 p.m.: Alleged shooter's wife saw no signs he planned rampage
- 10:57 a.m.: Abigail Kopf upgraded to serious condition
Sunday, Feb. 28:
- 8:07 p.m.: Hope and healing at Mary Jo Nye memorial
Saturday, Feb. 27:
- 6 p.m.: Smiths remembered with laughter and love
- 5:03 p.m.: Mary L. Nye, 62, remembered in heartfelt Bridgman ceremony
Wednesday, Feb. 24:
- 12:31 a.m.: Moms Demand Action group hosts card-making event for Kalamazoo
- 12:09 a.m.: People gather for vigil at Cracker Barrel where 5 were shot
- 12:04 a.m.: Vigil on WMU campus shows support for victims
- 12:03 a.m.: Hundreds attend candlelight vigil in Mattawan
Tuesday, Feb. 23:
- 6:24 p.m.: Community fund following Kalamazoo shootings raises $35K so far
- 5:39 p.m.: Kalamazoo shootings raise concerns about Uber; is it safe?
- 5:37 p.m.: Kalamazoo mass shooting suspect wanted to be a police officer
- 4:37 p.m.: Funeral services set for Kalamazoo shooting victims Hawthorne, Brown
- 3:42 p.m.: Kalamazoo shooting spree victim: A hero who saved children's lives
- 1:31 p.m.: Grand Rapids mayor pens letter to Kalamazoo amid tragedy
- 12:25 p.m.: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts offers free admission
- 1:24 a.m.: Mayor says violence not typical in Kalamazoo
Monday, Feb. 22:
- 9:57 p.m.: Suspect bought tactical jacket hours before Kalamazoo shootings
- 8:09 p.m.: 14-year-old teen continues to "fight for her life"
- 7:38 p.m.: Witness: I watched Uber passenger jump from suspect's car
- 7:27 p.m.: Western Michigan University holding forum about campus and area safety
- 6:45 p.m.: Mattawan schools mourn shooting death of student
- 4:30 p.m.: Kalamazoo shooting suspect's family: 'Saddened for the victims'
- 4:29 p.m.: Prosecutor: Kalamazoo suspect admits to shootings
- 1:43 p.m.: Suspect Jason Dalton faces 6 counts of open murder, additional charges
- 1:40 p.m.: 14-year-old Kalamazoo shooting victim's family: Teen fighting 'for her life'
- 1 p.m.: President Barack Obama: "... you you got families who are shattered today"
- 10 a.m.: What we know about Kalamazoo victims so far
- 7:35 a.m.: Battle Creek Community Foundation starts fund after Kalamazoo shootings
- 7:15 a.m.: Kalamazoo rampage among the worst Uber incidents
- 5:34 a.m.: Uber driver blamed, but no motive yet in killing spree
Sunday, Feb. 21:
- 9:50 p.m.: One Kalamazoo victim a Battle Creek retired teacher
- 8:53 p.m.: Neighbor says suspect showed no signs of violence
- 7 p.m.: A vigil honored the victims. It was at Centerpoint Church in Kalamazoo, located at 2345 10th St. N. Six have been identified since the mass shootings.
- 6:28 p.m.: Kalamazoo chief says shooting suspect's wife safe
- 6 p.m.: Expert offers advice for situational awareness
- 6 p.m.: Why Western Michigan University didn't send a campus alert during Kalamazoo shooting
- 3 p.m.: Mattawan Consolidated Schools Superintendent Dr. Robin Buchler confirms Mattawan senior Tyler Smith, 17, and his father Rich, 53, were killed at Seelye Kia.
- 11:50 a.m.: Uber confirms Dalton was a driver-partner and had passed a background check. Joe Sullivan, Chief Security Officer at Uber also stated: "We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the victims of this devastating crime and those recovering from injuries. We have reached out to the police to help with their investigation in any way that we can."
- 11:30 a.m.: Michigan State police confirm four of the victim's names: Mary Lou Nye, 62, of Baroda, Mich.; Mary Jo Nye, 60, a retired teacher from Battle Creek, Mich.; Dorothy Brown, 74, of Battle Creek, Mich.; and Barbara Hawthorne, 68, of Battle Creek, Mich. The 14-year-old is currently in critical condition at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.
- 10:15 a.m.: Meghan Bunchman interviews neighbors on Twitter.
- 9:30 a.m.: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder expresses his condolences on Twitter.
- 9:20 a.m.: Cracker Barrel employees, patrons, find restaurant closed upon arrival after shooting.
- 8:10 a.m.: Police seen removing items from suspect Jason Dalton's home in Kalamazoo.
- 8 a.m.: Kalamazoo shooting suspect 'intentionally' killed victims, officials say
- 7:05 a.m.: There has been conflicting information regarding the 14-year-old girl wounded at the Cracker Barrel restaurant. Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said she is still alive but "severely, gravely injured." At this point, six people are dead and two people are injured.
- 5:15 a.m.: 45-year-old Jason Dalton is the suspect in custody for the mass shooting in Kalamazoo, according to police. He's likely to be arraigned Monday, the prosecutor said.
- 3 a.m.: Police have scheduled a 7 a.m. news conference to provide the latest on the Kalamazoo shootings. WZZM 13 News will carry it live.
- About 1:40 a.m.: Janella Escobar, Cracker Barrel Old County Store spokeswoman, provided the following statement: “We are deeply saddened by the events that have occurred in Kalamazoo. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims. Cracker Barrel is fully cooperating with authorities in this ongoing investigation and will do so as long as needed.”
- 1 a.m.: A report of shots fired near 6th Street and W. OP Avenue in Texas Township. No victims were located.
- 12:40 a.m.: Police discovered the dark colored Chevy HHR in question at Ransom and Porter streets in downtown Kalamazoo. The suspect, a 45-year-old white man, was arrested without incident. Police found numerous weapons in his vehicle.
Saturday, Feb 20:
- 10:15 p.m.: A third shooting was reported at the Cracker Barrel restaurant near I-94, located west of Kalamazoo. Four people were shot and killed. A 14-year-old girl was shot and is in critical condition.
- 10 p.m.: A second shooting occurred at the Seelye Kia car dealership, located at 4102 Stadium Drive. Two people -- a father and son -- were shot and killed while sitting in their car. A third person might have been shot but police still are investigating.
- 6 p.m.: Police responded to the Meadows Townhomes complex, located on Kalamazoo's Northeast Side at 5066 Meadows Blvd., on reports of a woman shot multiple times. Police said she was shot four times in the parking lot. She is in serious condition.
WZZM 13 has multiple crews on the scene, and we will bring you updates as soon as they become available.
Sarah Sell, Alex Shabad, Meredith TerHaar and Katie Sakala contributed to this report.