Accused Kalamazoo Shooter’s Outbursts Cause Victim to Cry Hysterically on Stand

Kalamazoo County Sheriff(KALAMAZOO, Mich.) — Dramatic outbursts in court by accused Kalamazoo, Michigan, gunman Jason Dalton caused one of his victims to cry hysterically on the stand Friday morning, an emotional moment caught on camera.

Tiana Carruthers, the first of eight victims allegedly shot by Dalton on Feb. 20, testified Friday morning in court.

Dalton, wearing an orange jumpsuit, raised his voice during Carruthers' testimony, ranting about people with "black bags."

Carruthers appeared overwhelmed with emotion as Dalton spoke. She then began to weep.

Judge Christopher Haenicke scolded Dalton, telling him to whisper to his attorney if he needed to speak.

But Dalton continued talking.

Carruthers was so distraught that she couldn't continue to answer the prosecutor's questions.

Deputies then grabbed Dalton and forcibly removed him from the courtroom after a struggle.

A recess was called, and the hearing resumed later in the day, with Dalton appearing via video from the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Dalton, who worked as an Uber driver, is accused of killing six people and injuring two others in a February shooting spree that police have called "completely random acts of violence."

First, Carruthers was shot in a Kalamazoo parking lot.

Later the same night, a father and son were shot dead at the Seelye Ford KIA Dealership in Kalamazoo.

Dalton then allegedly approached two cars in a Cracker Barrel restaurant parking lot and shot five people, police said. Four people died.

When Friday's hearing resumed in the afternoon, Dalton appeared via video with officers holding down his shoulders. Carruthers identified Dalton through the video, saying, "I can never forget his face."

Carruthers described seeing Dalton's car coming toward her and said she yelled at the children on the playground to run. She said she tried to run but didn't get anywhere. She also testified what it was like when the first bullet hit her arm.

"I could never forget anyone who shot me," she wept.

Dalton's attorney Eusebio Solis did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school for not wanting to detect bombs

Labrador retriever flunks out of bomb-sniffing school for not wanting to detect bombsRuskpp/iStock/Thinkstock(MCLEAN, Va.) -- A Labrador retriever named Lulu has flunked out of bomb-sniffing school after she displayed to her handlers that she was no longer interested in detecting bombs, according to the CIA.

"We are sad to announce that Lulu has been dropped from the program," the CIA announced in a press release Wednesday.

Lulu did not make the cut to graduate with her fellow fall 2017 puppy classmates after she began to show signs that she wasn't interested in sniffing out explosive odors a few weeks into training.

We’re sad to announce that a few weeks into training, Lulu began to show signs that she wasn’t interested in detecting explosive odors. pic.twitter.com/c6lxHPfC09

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017

There are a million reasons why a dog has a bad day & our trainers must become doggy psychologists to figure out what will help pups. pic.twitter.com/iaeRpGiSUR

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017


Pups often have off days when they're training for such an important job, the CIA said. The issue -- which can often be fixed with more playtime and breaks -- is often temporary.

"After a few days, the trainers work the pup through whatever issue has arisen, and the dog is back eagerly and happily ready to continue training," the CIA said. "But for some dogs, like Lulu, it becomes clear that the issue isn’t temporary."

Lulu wasn’t interested in searching for explosives.
Even when motivated w food & play, she was clearly no longer enjoying herself. pic.twitter.com/puvhDk1tRX

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017


Lulu was no longer motivated to search for explosives and was "clearly not enjoying herself any longer" when motivated to do so with food and play.

"It's imperative that the dogs enjoy the job they’re doing," the CIA said.

Trainers made the "extremely difficult decision" to drop Lulu from the program for her physical and mental well-being, the CIA said.

Lulu's handler adopted her, so she now enjoys cushy work-free days that include playing with his children and sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in the backyard. She even has a new friend -- a fellow Labrador retriever -- to hang out with all day.

Lulu was adopted by her handler & now enjoys her days playing w his kids & a new friend, & sniffing out rabbits & squirrels in the backyard. pic.twitter.com/WOImM75P1D

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017


"We’ll miss Lulu, but this was the right decision for her," the CIA said. "We wish her all the best in her new life."

We’ll miss Lulu, but it was right decision for her & we wish her all the best in her new life!https://t.co/nPZl6YWNKb pic.twitter.com/Mbcr9C7wUY

— CIA (@CIA) October 18, 2017

Lulu's handler is still on the search for an explosive detection K-9 partner, the CIA said.

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