Officials say that after an hours-long search, the parents accused in connection with this week’s horrific shooting at the Oxford High School in the state of Michigan were apprehended early Saturday after failing to show up for their planned arraignment Friday afternoon.
After investigators stated they were looking for James and Jennifer Crumbley, their lawyer indicated the pair would return to town for their arraignment. However, the two were still missing on Friday night. During the investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service was called in.
When a business owner saw the suspects’ car in the parking lot and also saw Jennifer Crumbley standing next to the car, he or she contacted 911 and the Detroit Police Department responded. After a thorough search of the neighborhood, the pair was found in a business building. At a 3 a.m. news conference, Detroit Police Chief James White claimed the suspects had been brought into custody “without incident” and was unarmed.
For information leading to their arrests, the Marshals Service had offered a reward of up to USD 10,000.
One of the relatives of the victim who was shot dead by a school gunman says that the tragedy has created a void in their family.
The family of Justin Shilling, 17, who was one of 4 people killed in the shooting at Michigan school, said in a statement that their hearts are broken. They are with the other families who are suffering with the tragic loss at this saddest moment and which is beyond imagination. They said that no family should ever endure this.
The family says that as a result of Justin’s death, the family cannot imagine life without him. Even after his death, he became an organ donor, proving that his potential was limitless in life. Justin’s family don’t think there are many people like Justin in this world.
Along with Hanna St. Juliana, 14, 17-year-old Tate Myre and 14-year-old Madisyn Bladwin were also shot and died.