SCHOOLCRAFT, Mich. (WOOD) — One of the survivors of the February shooting spree in the Kalamazoo area was the grand marshal of Schoolcraft’s Fourth of July Parade.
Tiana Carruthers was the first victim of the Feb. 20 rampage, which spanned three locations. She is credited with shielding children from a spray of bullets, sustaining multiple gunshot wounds herself.
As the grand marshal of Schoolcraft’s parade Monday, she rode in a red convertible and was accompanied by Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller.
The Kalamazoo Strong Organization, which was formed in the aftermath of the shooting, was also part of the parade.
A 14-year-old victim at a separate scene also survived the February shooting spree. Six other people were killed. The man facing charges in the rampage, Jason Dalton, has been ordered to stand trial and intends to present an insanity defense.