Ethan Crumbley shooting latest – Parents' mugshots from arrest & manslaughter charges revealed after they went on run

THE parents of Oxford High School "shooter" Ethan Crumbley have been found after getting charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Jennifer and James Crumbley have been charged after the murder and death of four students.

A prosecutor said the couple gave their 15-year-old son access to a gun which led to the fatal shooting that took place in Oxford High School on November 30, 2021.

A fugitive team comprised of The United States Marshals Service and the Oakland County Sheriff's Office began their search as the couple refused to surrender at 2pm on Friday.

The pair withdrew $4,000 from an ATM and turned off their phones after being charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of terrorism, officials revealed.

Read our Ethan Crumbley live blog for the very latest news and updates…

  • Danielle Cinone

    ‘RESPONSIBILITY OF A GUN OWNER’

    Before a Michigan prosecutor filed four counts of involuntary manslaughter charges against each of Ethan Crumbley’s parents on Friday, prosecutor Karen McDonald said:

    “With the right of owning a gun comes responsibility and the responsibility of a gun owner is to secure that weapon and to keep it out of the hands of somebody who could kill people.

    “We can provide all the training and put up metal detectors and try to flag behaviors that are concerning in children.

    “But at the end of the day, if we don’t make gun owners responsible for their possession, which most people who own guns do and are in favor of, we all should be responsible.

    “Because if that had been done here, four children would still be here. A community wouldn’t be terrorized and several other children wouldn’t be injured.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    CRUMBLEY FAMILY CAR

    The Crumbley family owns a 2021 white Kia Seltos with the license plate DQG5203, according to Michigan Secretary of State records.

    “Their attorney had assured us that if a decision was made to charge them, she would produce them for arrest,” Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe.

    The Crumbley’s lawyer told the Daily Beast in a Friday statement: “The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety.

    “They are returning to the area to be arraigned.

    "They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    VIGIL FOR OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING VICTIMS

    During a Friday night vigil for the Oxford High School shooting victims, someone appeared to pass out, prompting panic.

    “It was somebody that passed out we’re all emotional… we’re all on edge,” a man told the crowd from the stage.

    He added: “There’s no threat, there’s no concern

    “It’s not unusual in a large scale event when people standing still pass out.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS JAMES CRUMBLEY?

    Ethan Crumbley’s father, James Crumbley, purchased the gun used in the Oxford High School shooting, according to the Oakland County sheriff.

    He bought the 9mm semi-automatic handgun on Black Friday, which his son allegedly used to kill four students and injure five more and a teacher.

    Police confirmed James Crumbley purchased three fifteen-round magazines for the pistol, but two had so far been recovered.

    It isn’t clear where James Crumbley purchased the semi-automatic weapon, but the owner of Action Impact Gun Range, Bill Kucyk, said the gun isn’t manufactured or made widely available anymore.

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHO IS JENNIFER CRUMBLEY?

    Ethan Crumbley’s mother, Jennifer Crumbley, advocated for gun use prior to the school shooting at Oxford High School.

    In November 2016, Jennifer Crumbley wrote a detailed letter on her blog to Donald Trump where she appeared to praise the former president and his views.

    “As a female and a realtor, thank you for allowing my right to bear arms” she wrote. “Allowing me to be protected if I show a home to someone with bad intentions. Thank you for respecting that Amendment.”

    She went on to air her frustrations with the education system, adding her son might need additional help outside of school.

    “I can’t afford a Tutor, in fact, I sacrifice car insurance to make sure my son gets a good education and hopefully succeeds in life,” she wrote in her letter nearly four years before her son became the alleged shooter at Oxford High School.

  • Danielle Cinone

    TEARS SHED DURING OXFORD VIGIL

    Tears were shed as each member of the community stood up to speak during the Oxford High School Vigil.

    One man stood in front of the assembly and tearfully said, "this is the beginning where we live by your example of love and sacrifice for each other.

    "It's the beginning of a new rescue mission. Following the brave, life-saving actions of our students, our teachers, our first responders.

    "Make an opening in your life. Invite someone in, tell someone you are not alone.

    "You are not alone."

  • Danielle Cinone

    WHAT HAPPENED AT THE OXFORD VIGIL?

    A Vigil took place in Oxford, Michigan in remembrance of those who died in the Oxford High School shooting.

    During the vigil, a pastor stood up to speak on the resilience the community will have in the face of tragedy.

    "We are always Oxford," he said. "Oxford will not bump back in anger.

    "We will bump back in love, and light, and hope. But be assured … Oxford will bump back and it will be beautiful and healing. Oxford… we are Wildcats."

    Early on in the vigil when medics were called after someone passed out. Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter told those in attendance to "stay calm."

    "Someone pass out. There is no threat. There is no concern," he said.

  • Danielle Cinone

    OXFORD HIGH SCHOOL VIGIL SCARE

    The crowd in a vigil for the victims of a high school shooting in Michigan were left in panic as a speaker urged them to "stay calm."

    "Someone passed out. There is no threat, no concern," said Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, informing the crowd that there had been a medical emergency.

    The incident was captured as the video was live-streamed.

  • Danielle Cinone

    ‘BLOOD EVERYWHERE’

    Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Ethan’s disturbing note included the drawing of a semi-automatic handgun pointing towards the words “the thoughts won’t stop, help me,” and “blood everywhere.”

    Also included in the sickening drawing was purportedly the body of a person who had been shot twice, along with a laughing emoji and the words “my life is useless” and “the world is dead.”

    Ethan was removed from the classroom and Jennifer and James were instructed to get their son counseling within 48 hours.

    They allegedly pushed back against the suggestion of removing him from school for the rest of the day and instead Ethan returned to class.

    Shortly afterward, investigators say Ethan Crumbley exited a school bathroom and began moving through a hallway at a “methodical pace,” indiscriminately shooting students in hallways and classrooms at close range.

    Crumbley then surrendered to cops around five minutes after the attack began. He reportedly handed over the same Sig Sauer 9mm that he bragged his parents had bought him on social media days earlier.

  • Danielle Cinone

    CASE OF CRUMBLEYS ADOPTED BY US MARSHALS

    The US Marshals took to a Friday evening tweet to reveal they've "adopted the case of the search for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the accused Oxford HS (Mich.) shooter."

    "The USMS Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office on the search," the tweet explained.

  • Danielle Cinone

    SLEUTHS SUSPECT THE CRUMBLEYS DROVE TO CANADA

    One Twitter user questioned: "How long have they been gone? They’re 2.5 hours from the Canada border."

    In a follow-up tweet, she added: "They could’ve made it to Mexico by now."

    Another wrote: "Oxford is about an hour from Windsor.

    "But they may have already crossed the border in a more rural area, which is easy to do."

  • Jon Rogers

    PARENTS FOUND

    The "fugitive" parents of Oxford High School shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley were apprehended on Friday night after a manhunt.

    Cops located the fugitives after their car was reportedly found abandoned in the area of Mount Elliott and Lafayette in Detroit, Michigan.

    Fox2 reported the pair were found in a basement in Detroit after hours of searching.

    Steve Huber, a spokesperson for the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, had told The Daily Beast earlier Friday that the Crumbleys were "considered fugitives."

    The Crumbley's lawyer told the Daily Beast in a statement: "The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety.

    "They are returning to the area to be arraigned. They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports."

    James, left, and Jennifer Crumbley are shown during the video arraignment of their son, Ethan Crumbley
  • Danielle Cinone

    ‘NOTHING SEEMED OFF’

    Eli, Ethan's half-brother, said when he was living with his father, stepmom, and brother, “nothing seemed off.”

    Although The Daily Mail reported that Eli was not inclined to discuss his family, he said his reasoning for moving back to Florida mostly had to do with his stepmother.

    According to The Daily Mail, he only said, “(their relationship) wasn’t as great as it could be” and “moving back to Florida was the best option.”

    Eli continuously described Ethan as happy and focused on getting good grades. He said his half-brother didn’t suffer from depression or anything else.

    “He woke up happy, went to school, came home, and played games.”

    He said he doesn’t know why Ethan carried out the shooting but added that he would like to talk to him, adding, “but I don’t think that’s something that’s going to happen for a while.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    SECURITY FOOTAGE

    Sheriff Bouchard said security footage from the school shows the gunman appeared to aim for the victims’ head or chest.

    Police said 15-year-old sophomore Ethan Crumbley came out of a bathroom shooting with a semi-automatic handgun, firing at students while moving down the hallway.

    His father bought the 9 mm Sig Sauer gun last week, according to the sheriff.

    Crumbley was arrested minutes later after putting his hands in the air.

    Assistant prosecutor Marc Keast said Crumbley – who has pleaded not guilty – “deliberately brought the handgun that day with the intent to murder as many students as he could.”

  • Danielle Cinone

    ‘PREMEDITATED’

    Prosecutor Karen McDonald said the shooting was premeditated, based on a “mountain of digital evidence” against Ethan Crumbley.

    Crumbley was arraigned by video conference on Wednesday and was accompanied by his parents on the call.

    He will be transferred from a juvenile detention center to Oakland County’s adult jail, where he’ll be sequestered and put under suicide watch.

    Crumbley was charged Wednesday as an adult with one count of terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm.

    He will be tried as an adult, prosecutors confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Danielle Cinone

    CROWD PANICS AT VIGIL FOR SHOOTING VICTIMS

    Following brief panic at the Friday night vigil, one Twitter user wrote: "Oh my goosh. How frightening. Watching the #Oxford Vigil and a scare just occurred.

    "The crowd panicked. Someone in the crowd passed out and an ambulance is called."

    Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter informed the crowd during a live stream of the vigil that there had been a medical emergency.

    He said: "Someone passed out. There is no threat, no concern."

  • Danielle Cinone

    UNSECURED GUN

    According to prosecutors, the gun was stored in an unlocked safe inside Jennifer and James' bedroom.

    It's rare for parents to be charged in relation to school shootings carried out by their children, even as most minors get guns from a parent or relative's house

    There's no Michigan law that requires gun owners to keep weapons locked away from children. Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald, however, suggested there's more to build a case on.

    "All I can say at this point is those actions on mom and dad's behalf go far beyond negligence," she told WJR-AM.

    "We obviously are prosecuting the shooter to the fullest extent. … There are other individuals who should be held accountable."

  • Danielle Cinone

    CRUMBLEYS' VEHICLE 'SPOTTED' BY CIVILIAN

    As of 12.43am ET, police were reportedly searching an area where a civilian spotted a vehicle similar to Ethan Crumbley's parents' vehicle.

  • Danielle Cinone

    ETHAN CRUMBLEY'S PARENTS' CAR FOUND?

    Police believe they have found the car of Ethan Crumbley's parents James and Jennifer just hours after US Marshalls offered a reward to capture the fugitives wanted on involuntary manslaughter charges.

    According to various reports, Michigan authorities located the couple's black 2021 Kia Seltos SUV on Friday night after it was spotted by a citizen in the area of Mount Elliott and Lafayette in Detroit.

    The citizen allegedly called police after recognizing the car and was able to confirm the plate number and description. 

    Police have reportedly been searching the area throughout Friday night.

  • Danielle Cinone

    DAD'S 911 CALL

    Authorities say they believe Crumbley intended to claim the lives of more victims, having found two 15-round clips and suggesting he may have stashed a third somewhere.

    When news of an active shooter at the school became public, Jennifer reportedly texted her son, "Ethan, don't do it."

    Fifteen minutes after Jennifer's text, James Crumbley called 911 to report a gun was missing from their home and that his son may have been the shooter, but it was too late.

    "I have tremendous compassion and empathy for parents who have children who are struggling and at risk for whatever reason," Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said on Thursday. "But the facts of this are so egregious.

    "The parents were the only individuals in the position to know the access to weapons," McDonald continued.

    The gun "seems to have been just freely available to that individual."

  • Danielle Cinone

    'BLOOD EVERYWHERE'

    Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Ethan's disturbing note included the drawing of a semi-automatic handgun pointing towards the words "the thoughts won't stop, help me," and "blood everywhere."

    Also included in the sickening drawing was purportedly the body of a person who had been shot twice, along with a laughing emoji and the words "my life is useless" and "the world is dead."

    Ethan was removed from the classroom and Jennifer and James were instructed to get their son counseling within 48 hours.

    They allegedly pushed back against the suggestion of removing him from school for the rest of the day and instead Ethan returned to class.

    Shortly afterward, investigators say Ethan Crumbley exited a school bathroom and began moving through a hallway at a "methodical pace," indiscriminately shooting students in hallways and classrooms at close range.

    Crumbley then surrendered to cops around five minutes after the attack began. He reportedly handed over the same Sig Sauer 9mm that he bragged his parents had bought him on social media days earlier.

  • Danielle Cinone

    REWARD FOR THE CRUMBLEYS

    A $10,000 reward was being offered for information on the whereabouts of the Crumbleys.

    Shortly after NewsNationNow's Brian Entin shared the reward information, the reporter said he received news from an Oakland County Sheriff's Office official.

    The official reportedly said: "They have not turned themselves in.

    "We’ve been in touch with their attorney at 10:30 tonight who still says they’re going to turn themselves in. I’ll believe it when I see it."

  • Danielle Cinone

    GUN SHOPPING

    According to police, the gun used in Monday's shooting was a Sig Sauer 9mm handgun that Ethan Crumbley's parents had bought for him as an early Christmas present the day after Thanksgiving.

    The now-accused murderer, who will be tried as an adult, reportedly boasted about the weapon on social media, uploading a photo of it to Instagram and calling it his "new beauty."

    The following day, Jennifer penned her own Instagram post detailing how she and Ethan had spent the day testing the new gun.

    "Mom and son day testing out his new Christmas present," Jennifer is said to have written in the since-deleted post.

    Three days later, on the morning of the shooting, a teacher at Oxford High summoned Jennifer and James to the school after finding a disturbing note on the teen's desk.

  • Danielle Cinone

    'UNREACHABLE'

    Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe confirmed on Friday night that James and Jennifer Crumbley remain at large, Fox2 reports.

    Oakland County Pros Office said: "The Crumbley’s are at large because they are continuously irresponsible.

    "They promised to turn themselves in and did not.

    "We have been in constant communication with sheriffs office investigators, and we are confident that the Crumbley‘s will be apprehended."

  • Danielle Cinone

    ETHAN'S PARENTS ON THE RUN?

    Jennifer and James Crumbley were last seen by the public on Thursday when they tuned in to their 15-year-old son's virtual arrangement from a car after he was indicted on murder, terrorism, and assault charges in relation to his alleged rampage at Oxford High on Monday that left four dead and seven others injured, including a teacher.

    In a statement to The Daily Beast, an attorney for the Crumbley family denied claims the couple is attempting to evade police, writing: "The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are returning to the area to be arraigned.

    "They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports."

    Jennifer and James were charged with involuntary manslaughter on Friday after prosecutors claimed their actions went "far beyond negligence" in the days prior to their son's deadly massacre.

    Under Michigan law, an involuntary manslaughter charge can be pursued if prosecutors believe someone contributed to a situation where harm or death was high. If convicted, they could face up to 15 years in prison.

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