GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - The man authorities believe may be responsible for the deaths of seven people on the northeast side of Grand Rapids is considered armed and dangerous.
He is involved in a standoff-type situation with authorities and is currently holed up at a home on the northeast side. Police said he has hostages, although they are not hurt.
Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, 34, is 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds and may be driving a tan, four-door Lincoln Town Car with aftermarket rims and Michigan license plate BWK-2308.
He may have longer hair, perhaps even in dreadlocks.
He has a lengthy criminal record:
1992 -- breaking and entering an occupied dwelling; felony stolen vehicle
1997 -- domestic violence; malicious destruction of property (guilty plea to both)
2000 -- felony assault (guilty plea)
2010 -- misdemeanor assault (guilty plea)
A relative of Dantzler said he was recently released from prison and very distraught.
Multiple police agencies are involved in the search of Dantzler. If you have any information, you're asked to contact 911 immediately.
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