Accused Kalamazoo, Mich., shooter Jason Dalton uttered GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan before shooting one of his victims, according to a newly revealed interview conducted in the rampage’s aftermath.
“He walked up to the lady and asked her if she could spare a dollar to make America great again,” Michigan State Police Sgt. Kyle Gorham wrote in a report.
According to the report, first obtained Friday by the Kalamazoo Gazette, Dalton told investigators he was being controlled by the Uber app.
Dalton was interviewed on Feb. 21, one day after the shooting attack that killed six and left two injured.
During the interview, Dalton told investigators that he had recently begun driving for the ridesharing service to earn supplemental income.
The Uber app “wouldn’t let him shut down” as it consistently beeped at him and disrupted his sleep, he said.
Dalton said he felt like “he was on fire” while driving, due to the audio directions.
After his arrest, the shooting suspect told authorities that when you “plug into” the Uber app, “you can actually feel the presence on you.” He said the difference between the night of the shootings and others was that a red icon on the Uber app “had changed to black.”