While speaking to the National Governors Association, President Barack Obama said he had called leaders in Michigan to offer federal support for an investigation into the weekend's fatal shooting in Kalamazoo. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama said on Monday (February 22) he had called leaders in Michigan to offer federal support for an investigation into a fatal shooting over the weekend in Kalamazoo. Speaking to the National Governors Association at the White House, Obama spoke about the necessity of gun reform and the tragedy in Michigan. "Before I joined all of you, I called the mayor, the sheriff and the police chief there and told them they would have whatever federal support they needed in their investigation," said the president. A Michigan man who worked as an Uber driver is due to be arraigned on Monday in the fatal weekend shootings of six people in Kalamazoo as police search for a motive in a case that raised questions about how the car service vets its drivers. Prosecutors alleged that Jason Dalton, 45, opened fire during a five-hour period on Saturday in parking lots outside an apartment building, a car dealership and a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Kalamazoo, about 150 miles (240 km) west of Detroit. Obama said fighting terrorism and gun violence, combating cyber attacks and guarding against the outbreak of disease are three key areas that States should continue to work together to find a solution for.