|HIS OWN DAUGHTER|
Cops are at a loss as to why Ex-con Rodrick Shonte Dantzler, 34, went round to the home's of his former flames and blasted them their families.
His victims included his own daughter, 12-year-old Kamrie Deann Heeren-Dantzler.
He added: "I don't have a clinical diagnosis. Clearly he was a very troubled individual.
"It makes no sense to try to rationalize it, what the motives were. You just cannot come up with a logical reason why someone takes seven peoples' lives."
After getting a 911 call that a man had acknowledged killing several people, police went to Dantzler's home, but he wasn't there.
Then came the call from a woman, saying her she had found four gunshot victims at their house, before a final call came in, with three more vicitms.
While police were investigating the seven slayings, Belk said, officers received a report of a "road rage" shooting after Dantzler had apparently shot at a man through the rear window of the vehicle he was driving, before shooting April Swanson, 35, who he'd known for many years after pulling up next to them at some lights.
Karissa Swanson, 18, recalled: "My mom turned her head and he was right there, yelling her name, like, `April, April, I gotta talk, I gotta talk to you.
"So my mom hung up the phone and called the police and was like, `He's right next to me."'
He eventually crashed the vehicle while driving down an embankment into a wooded area, before making his way into a nearby home and holding people hostage.
Over the next five hours, he alternately threatened to shoot the hostages and pleaded with police to take him out, even asking negotiators whether there were snipers outside the home and where he should stand.
But when they refused to shoot, he turned the gun on himself, meaning no one will ever know what he was thinking.
Authorities identified the dead as: 29-year-old Jennifer Marie Heeren, an ex-girlfriend; 12-year-old Kamrie Deann Heeren-Dantzler, Dantzler's daughter; 52-year-old Rebecca Lynn Heeren, Jennifer Heeren's mother; 51-year-old Thomas Heeren, her father; 23-year-old Kimberlee Ann Emkens, a woman Dantzler had previously dated; 27-year-old Amanda Renee Emkens, Kimberlee Emkens' sister; and 10-year-old Marissa Lynn Emkens, Amanda Emkens' daughter.