An audio recording of 911 obtained on Thursday describes the urgent call from a man who said he located the mother of the Oxford High shooting suspect as police searched for her and her husband.
âThe shooter’s parents running away, they’re here,â a man’s voice heard over the audio clip of a 911 call made at 10:43 pm on December 3. The free press obtained registration under the aegis of the State Freedom of Information Act.
Law enforcement was looking for Jennifer and James Crumbley, who were wanted in connection with the November 30 shooting at Oxford High School, which killed four students and injured several others.
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The US Marshals and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department had issued alerts asking the public for help in locating the couple. Police later found them in the basement of a building on Bellevue Street on the east side of Detroit.
The caller on the 911 recording provided police with the Bellevue Street address of the building where the couple was later found.
After telling the operator he was calling about the “shooter’s parents”, the 911 operator asked him to explain.
âOakland shooter, kid has both parents who are on the run right now,â appellant said. âOakland County said call if you see anything. And I just went to park my car and exchange it at my office. I’m in my office. And there was a Kia that looked like their car. . “
After discovering the Kia, the appellant said he “walked around and checked the license plate and it’s their car, and the woman is here”.
The mother was “sitting next to her car in the parking lot,” wearing a hoodie, he said.
He pointed out the Kia’s license plate to the operator.
âI can’t believe they are here,â he said. “It’s crazy.”
Jennifer and James Crumbley face manslaughter charges for their alleged roles in the school shooting. Prosecutors allege the couple ignored their son’s depression and gun obsession for months, failed to get him help, and failed to notify school about the gun that they had bought from him just four days before the shooting.
Their son, Ethan Crumbley, faces first degree murder and terrorism charges and has pleaded not guilty. His parents too. The three Crumbleys are being held at the Oakland County Jail.