Man charged in Kalamazoo shootings sues Uber

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Kalamazoo County Sheriff / MGN

DETROIT (AP) – A man accused of fatally shooting six people between driving passengers for Uber in Michigan is suing the ride-sharing company for $10 million.

Jason Dalton filed a handwritten complaint Tuesday against Uber, saying he’s “in prison because of Uber,” though he doesn’t mention the shootings directly. Police say Dalton told investigators after the Feb. 20 rampage in Kalamazoo that “a devil figure” on the Uber app was controlling him.

In his lawsuit, Dalton says Uber “ripped” him off and failed to pay him back wages and overtime.

Dalton is charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings. Two people survived.

Uber’s security chief said last month that until the shootings, the company had no reason to believe anything was amiss with Dalton.

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