Rodrick Shonte Dantzler

Rodney Shonte Dantzler (b-March th, 1977) was a “building technician” from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a heavy drinker and a cocaine addict which is strange for a guy who claimed to be a fitness freak. He was also bi-polar. Dantzler’s mother booted him out of her house when he was 18 and filed a protection order against him. But she wasn’t the only person that had a protection order against him. Three other women had filed orders against him for threating to harm them. Dantzler was convicted of domestic violence in 1977 Then in 2000 he was in a road rage incident where he shot someone. He was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison. He was released in 2005. He also got a year stint in 2010 for assault and battery.

On July 7th, 2011 Rodney Shonte Dantzler entered his ex girlfriends home on Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a Glock 9. While inside he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend, her sister, and her sisters 10 year old daughter. Then he entered the home of his estranged wife’s parents on Bryant Cres. in Grand Rapids. He shot and killed his estranged wife, his daughter, and her parents. In a total killing 7, just days after he took his estranged wife and daughter to Muskegon’s Michigan’s Adventure.

The police found out about the shootings at about 2:30pm, then about half an hour later Dantzler shot and wounded a man in a road rage incident.

From World’s Wildest Police Chases This Case Made The Show.

At about 7 pm that night police received a call from a female friend of Dantzler’s. She told them that he was following her car and shooting at her vehicle. The police persued him and he eventually stopped after police rammed his vehicle in downtown Grand Rapids. After exchanging gun fire with the police Dantzler barricaded himself in a residential home with three hostage who were unknown to him. He negotiated with cops. The police even gave him Gatorade and cigarettes.

By 11:30 at night Dantzler released all the hostages and then took his own life by shooting himself in the head. Thats what it has said in most reports I have read then you see the video and claims he killed himself right there. Probably didn’t want to make the cops bad as he got to escape to a house.

Links

https://murderpedia.org/male.D/d/dantzler-rodrick.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Grand_Rapids_shootings

https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2011/07/rodrick_dantzlers_family_speak.html

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/grand-rapids-shooting-spree-leaves-7-dead-plus-shooter/18/

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna43677328

Shooting Time Line

Gage Park Murders

On February 4th, 2016 in the Gage Park suburbs of Chicago Illinois 6 bodies were discovered in a home by police. One victim was shot and the other 5 were stabbed. The police had been called to the house for a welfare check on Noe Martinez Jr, who had not showed up for work for the last few days. The victims were Maria Martinez, her two sons Leonardo and Alexi, her parents(Noe Sr. and Rosauru), and her brother Noe Martinez Jr. The police at first thought that the incident may of been a murder suicide. They ruled that out and then thought it may of been multiple attackers as bodies were in rooms all over the house.

On February 2nd, 2016 Diego Uribe who is the nephew of Maria Martinez’s ex-husband arrived at the Martinez’s household that afternoon. Uribe’s main goal was to rob the whole family. Diego Uribe had been to the house often and was also close with Maria’s 2 sons.

What happened next apparently is that Uribe went upstairs and started to argue with Maria Martinez. He then hit her in the head four times. Noe Jr (Maria’s brother) ran upstairs after hearing gun fire. Instead of shooting Noe Jr, Uribe beat him to death with his gun. When Rosauru Martinez (Maria’s mother) came up the stairs to help, Uribe pushed her down the stairs. Then when she lay on the ground Uribe went into the kitchen and acquired some knives. He then stabbed Rosaura several times. He then forced the 2 boys to collect cash for him and grab their Xbox, and what ever other valuables they had. Uribe then led the younger boy Alexis (10) downstairs and stabbed him to death. Then he returned upstairs and stabbed the older boy to death. The older boy Leo (13) begged for his life, but Uribe didn’t care and stabbed him to death anyway. After all that killing Uribe still sat around the house and waited for Noe Sr to come home, which he did with tamales and hot chocolate. When he did Uribe stabbed and beat him to death.

Uribe along with his girlfriend Jafeth Ramos got an Xbox and $550 in cash and a bunch of jewelry they only got $150 for at the pawn shop. Although Ramos is believed to have not participated in any murders, she is still considered to be an active participant in the massacre. Uribe and Ramos had a child together and lived together. Uribe had a clean record prior to the massacre. Ramos was arrested for shoplifting a year ealier. She claimed it was for food and diapers. ?

Police did not ever believe that the killings were random and always believed that the family was specifically targeted, with Maria Martinez most likely being the primary target as she was shot rather than stabbed. On May 19, 2016, Chicago police announced that they had arrested 22-year-old Diego Uribe and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Jafeth Ramos. The best break in the case is when DNA discovered under Maria’s fingernails matched Uribe. Phone records also matched him to that vicinity at the time of the murder.

Uribe and Ramos have both confessed to the murders and are both being charged with first-degree murder and held without bail. Together the 2 are charged with 493 counts, including first-degree murder and felony murder during a residential burglary.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gage_Park_murders

https://abc7chicago.com/gage-park-murders-family-homicides-diego-uribe/1347513/

https://abc30.com/6-dead-gage-park-killed-chicago-murders/1187751/

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3604013/13-year-old-boy-begged-life-cousin-allegedly-killed-five-relatives.html

Matthew Vincent Raymond

On August 10th, 2018 at 7am in Fredericton, New Brunswick multiple calls came into the police department about dozens of shots fired in a residential area. The area immediately came locked down as residents were told to remain in their homes. Two officers responding to the scene were killed. Two civilians were also murdered. Raymond had shot them all from his storage room window at his Brookside Drive Fredericton apartment..

Police said they shot and arrested the suspect, a 48-year-old Matthew Vincent Raymond, who sustained serious injuries. Multiple media sources have reported that he was interested in first-person shooter video games and was known for being “ignorant” and “Islamophobic. Others, notably the office manager for the apartment complex, described him as “polite” and “pleasant. He was later found not criminally responsible. Why? “While in the grip of delusions about demons and a pending apocalypse has been found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder” The smart people tell us. Although he was never diagnosed with a mental disorder until after the shootings.

Matthew Raymond, who admitted to the killings, bowed his head and wiped away tears but said nothing.

Nathan Gorham, lead defence lawyer for Raymond, said his client is “grief-stricken” by the enormity of his crime. But Gorham said the verdict was the right one considering that Raymond was “very, very ill and was incapable of appreciating the nature and quality of what he was doing.”

During the trial, evidence taken from Raymond’s computer and other material found in his apartment revealed his deepening involvement with conspiracy theories, hoaxes, religious beliefs about end times and numerology. From 2017 until the shooting in 2018, his mental deterioration was marked by crazy beliefs about demons masquerading as political leaders and celebrities, about the earth being flat and about a coming apocalypse. On August 21st, 200 Raymond was deemed fit to stand trial. Then the jury found him not criminally responsible.

Victims

.The dead officers were 45-year-old Lawrence Robert Costello and 43-year-old Sara Burns. Police have identified two dead civilians as musician Donnie Robichaud 42 and his girlfriend, Bobbie-Lee Wright(nicknamed Bubbles) 32.

The ex-wife of victim Donnie Robichaud told the media that she swore at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his condolence call with her. Costello, 45, who had four children, the other Fredericton police constable who died was Sara Burns, 43, a wife with three children. They were the first officers to arrive at the scene of the early morning shooting and were shot as they rushed to help two people lying on the ground On 18 August, the two officers were given a regimental funeral. It was attended by hundreds of police officers from around the country, as well as friends and families of the victims.

Links

Global

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredericton_shooting

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2020/10/27/fredericton-shooter-mathew-raymond-testifies-in-his-defence-at-murder-trial.html

Phu Lam

On December 29, 2014, 53-year-old Phu Lam an Edmonton area maintenance man went on a killing spree in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He shot to death eight people, including two children, most of whom were his relatives. He then committed suicide at a Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant, VN Express, in which he had a professional interest that allowed after hours access; the restaurant was located in Fort Saskatchewan, just Northeast of Edmonton. Lam had a criminal record dating back to 1987. On it were charges for drugs and violence related offences. At the time of the shooting, he was in bankruptcy proceedings and owed a large amount of money on at least a dozen credit cards due to a gambling problem. He had attended a recovery program for gambling addicts. Lam was arrested twice in Edmonton, for sexual and domestic assault. In November 2012, a complaint was filed against Lam after he threatened to kill his ex-wife Thuy Tien Truong and five other relatives. The final nail in the coffin I would believe here is when he found out his 8 year old son was not biologically his.

Lam killed seven relatives, including two children under the age of ten, in a house in north Edmonton. Lam then went into another house in the Haddow neighbourhood of Edmonton and killed Cyndi Duong. He then drove to Fort Saskatchewan where he entered a Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, where he had after hours access in order to complete kitchen repairs, and committed suicide by shooting himself.

Lam had emigrated from Vietnam in 1979 and was visiting his home country when he met Truong in a coffee shop in 2000. They married six months later and she came to Canada in 2003. He sponsored her family to come as well in 2009.

Truong said in a 2012 application for an emergency protection order that her husband became very insecure and controlling shortly after she landed here. Lam changed her phone number because he didn’t want her to have any friends at all. He wanted to choose her clothes. He didn’t want her to work, but she got a job anyway. Then he smacked her. Once, he choked her so hard she thought she was going to die, she said. He threatened to kill her if she called police. Truong said in the document she was so unhappy she once had sex with another man. Lam became suspicious and ordered a DNA test that proved that their son, Elvis, was not his. Lam really wanted to “actually kill off her whole family and he was going to look for a gun, but no one was stupid enough to give him one,” a court interpreter said while translating Truong’s testimony during an emergency protection hearing.

Victims

  • Klarvatten house: Phu Lam’s wife, Thuy-tien Truong (known as Tien Truong), 35, and her eight-year-old son, Elvis Lam; her father Van-dang Truong, 55; her mother, Thi-dau Le, 55; her sister, Thanh-ha-thi Truong (known as Ha Truong), 33; her sister’s daughter, Valentina Nguyen, 3; Viet Nguyen, 41, Tien Truong’s male friend.
  • Haddow house: Cyndi Duong, 36.

Links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonton_shooting

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/what-made-edmonton-shooter-phu-lam-so-angry-that-he-killed-eight-people

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/crime/broken-pieces-a-year-after-edmontons-worst-mass-murder