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

Shelly Andre Brooks

Shelly Andre Brooks (b-January 22, 1969) spent the last 10 free years of his life homeless on the streets or sleeping in his cousins basement.

Between August of 2001 and June 5th, 2006 7 bodies of women are discovered in the Detroit east side. All were black prostitutes, ranged in age from 30-53, with a history of drug abuse, and attacked with rocks, bricks, and table legs. All of the victims were found in abandoned buildings or vacant fields. He left all the victims in a spread eagle position.

Then in July of 2006 a 45 year old prostitute was violently attacked and left to die. But she survived. When she came threw she gave the police a description which matched that of Shelly Brooks plus she identified him as her attacker and he was tall and went by the name “E”. When his DNA was tested it matched to the 7 unsolved murdered women. When Brooks was confronted with the DNA evidence he confessed.

He is in jail for life. Sadly Michigan has no death penalty..

Link

http://www.murderpedia.org/male.B/b/brooks-shelly-andre.htm

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna14374535

Flint Serial Slasher

Crime: In the spring and summer of 2010 a mad man went on a stabbing spree of random victims mainly in the city of Flint. He tended to attack at night and the men were mainly smaller framed non muscular men. At one point some said that the attacks were racially motivated but if you know the demographics of Flint the city is mainly black. Also not that safe of a city for a white man to be walking alone late at night there.

  18 stabbings total occurred which resulted in 5 deaths. The culprit would drive around late at night in his Chevy Trailblazer and approach men walking alone and ask them for directions or help fixing his vehicle. Then he would stab them in the chest or stomach. Police later on also connected crimes in Leesburg, Virginia and Toledo, Ohio to the same ones happening in Flint. Along with the crimes committed in the US the culprit is also suspected of stabbing a man in the face with a screwdriver in his home town of Ramala in Israel.

Culprit Elias Abuelazam (Born August 28th, 1976) is an Arab-Israeli born Christian. He was a large man standing 6’5 and weighing 280 lbs. He later moved to the United States where he aquired a green card but was never an American citizen. He use to work at as a mental health technician in a psychiatric facility in Leesburg, Virginia.

  Abuelazam was married for a brief period in 2004-2007 to Jessica Hirth whos family was shocked that he committed the crimes.

Capture: While living in Flint Abuelazam worked at a place called The Kingwater Market. His blazer was caught on video in an attack he committed in Virginia. Once the image of his vehicle was released to the public another employee notified police. She said that a man that worked there drove the same vehicle and matched the description and ironically enough just came back from Virginia.

  Abuelazam had left the store and the owner and workers only knew him as Eli as he was paid in cash. But with another stroke of luck an officer wrote him a ticket a few weeks before for selling alchol to minors. Then they realized he was no where to be found.
A shoelace from one of the victims Frank Kellybrew was found in Abuelazam’s SUV and murder victim Arnold Minor’s blood was found in his SUV also.

  The police were able to acquire his cell phone number and pinged him to a tower near the Louisville, Kentucky airport. When they called the airport they found out he was going to Atlanta and then boarding a plane to Tel Aviv, Israel. Right before he could board the plane he was apprahended at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

Previous Arrests: In August 5th of 2010 he was arrested in Arlington, Virginia for a traffic violation and had a warrant for his arrest on an assault charge. Then was released shortly after. Federal authorities have not yet responded to his complaint.

Incarceration: Abuelazam was only charged with 3 counts of murder and 6 counts of attempted murder. He is currently housed in Genesee County Jail in solitary confinment. Locked up for 23 hours a day.

Lawsuit for deportation:  Abuelazam filed a lawsuit against the federal government asking to be deported back to his native Israel to stand trial for attempted murder there he did back in 2009. The law suit claims that Abuelazam be deported back to his native Israel so he can be convicted of attempted murder.