July 7th, 2011
11:59 PM ET

Police: Suspect in 7 Michigan slayings kills himself

A man who held several people hostage in Grand Rapids, Michigan, killed himself, Police Chief Kevin Belk said Thursday night.

The man, identified as Rodrick Dantzler, is suspected of killing seven people, including two children.

He ran into a home after a roughly 15-minute chase from the police and a standoff ensued, before he shot himself to death, police said.

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  1. TERRY

    THINK ABOUT THIS ,I HAVE NOT HEARD OF IT YET. WHAT IS THE BABYS NAME? CAYLEE RIGHT? WHAT IS THIS. CAY IS A PORTION OF CASEY RIGHT? OK LEE IS WHOSE FIRST NAME?? BROTHER LEE RIGHT ? IV E HEARD LEE WAS SUPPOSE TOHAVE BEEN MOLESTING CASEY AND ACCORDOING TO THE EX FIANCE CASEY DIDNT WANT NOTHINTO DO WITH HER BROTHER LEE, IS IT POSSIBLE LEE IS THE FATHER AND THE CHILD, NAME IS A COMBINATION NOF BOTH THERE NAMES?? JUST A THOUGHT FOR KICKIN AROUND.

    July 8, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • retard hunter

      The sad thing is, you're probably allowed in public, without chains or helpers.

      July 8, 2011 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
    • DN3

      There is DNA proof that Lee wasn't the father of Caylee. There is also DNA proof that George isn't the father either.

      July 8, 2011 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  2. Some Random Dude

    What's up with all these low scores these days? I guess since he hadn't played the map before 7/1 is a pretty good ratio.

    It must have been really hard to shoot those children. Given they're size they're not that easy to hit.

    July 8, 2011 at 2:20 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Kay

    I just want to say that I pray for the families involved in the murder as i grew up in Michigan. And about CA its over and she was seen as not guilty and the only one who will ever know the truth is Casey and God and theres nothing anyone can do now. Yes it is very sad and it dont matter guilty or not guilty a child still passed away and the worst part isnt that Casey got away, its the fact that this childs death remains a mystery. As far as blacks in jail look in the mirror before you judge no ones perfect

    July 8, 2011 at 2:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. vic

    The fool didn't know he would be acquited like some notorious killers are acquited these days.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. faye-coltrane

    loard . bless all this family .

    July 8, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • faye-coltrane

      my computer messing up forgive the bad spelling

      July 8, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. RUFFNUTT

    now he is up to 8 killings...

    July 8, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. itsamemario

    @ginny good job. moving on..

    July 8, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  8. darth vader (walmart corparate enforcer)

    at least he saved the taxpayers some money...

    July 8, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. ben

    I challenged you all before and I do so again, if you really believe the Anthony jury got the verdict right then I challenge you to publicly offer Casey a job if you're in a position to do so, either by owning your own business or by being a manager in a position to hire personnel. Time for you all to put up or shut up.

    July 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. troll baba loo

    Hey if it doesn't fit you must acquit.

    July 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. troll baba loo

    Quit knocking on the guy, he didn't have a trial so we don't know I he was guilty of a crime or not, how do we know it wasn't someone who just happened to look like him who committed the murders? It is possible with a good jury like Anthony's it's probably a very good possibility.

    July 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. troll baba loo

    Why is everyone hating on him when he didn't even have a chance of defending himself? It wasn't like he was rich or looked like Casey Anthony, once the police named him a suspect he was doomed to react the way he did because he knew he didn't have a prayer of getting off.

    July 8, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Barney Fife

    That was the best police parade I've seen in my life. Wow, 25 plus police cars following one car on rims and they can't stop him. Did they know they were allowed to stop him or even take him out? There should be police suspensions and resignations tendered over this....to allow guy to cruise the city, then drive against the flow of traffic endangering more lives than he just took is embarassing. Did it ever occur to them that maybe, just maybe he wasn't intent on just driving north to the bridge and that maybe he wanted to get away? huh? Of course he was going to cross medians. Not one guy thought about taking him out? Why, why couldn't 10 of those 25 plus cars get in front of him? Or how about a sniper from a copter taking him or the car out? Then the most embarassing thing is allowing the guy to get back to his neighborhood enter a home and take hostages. There's no excuse for that. So much for public safety.

    July 12, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
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