GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Police chased a vehicle likely with Rodrick Dantzler inside, down U.S. 131 on Thursday. When officials got too close, the vehicle crossed the median and started driving against traffic.
Follow the chase by watching the video, at left, in its entire 16-minute duration (off MDOT cameras).
Dantzler ended up turning a gun on himself during a standoff with police on the northeast side later Thursday. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, and the three hostages involved were not hurt.
Nathan Lavoie, who worked at St. Therese Lisieux Parish, is facing criminal sexual conduct charges in a case involving a teenage girl.
Richard Schmeling could face up to 24 years in prison.
Kent County officials are trying to avoid the case of a rookie corrections officer -- who was assaulted on the job and then fired -- from going to an arbitrator.