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Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter in custody after manhunt

The parents of the teenager accused of killing four people in a Michigan high school shooting were taken into custody early Saturday after a manhunt, Detroit police said.

James and Jennifer Crumbley were found inside a commercial building, Detroit Police Department Chief James E. White told a news conference.

“They appeared to be hiding in the building,” he said, adding that someone had let them inside. That person could be charged, he said.

After receiving a tip, officers set up a perimeter and the couple were taken into custody without incident, White said.

“They certainly appeared to be distressed,” he added.

Oakland County Undersheriff Mike McCabe said in an earlier statement that the couple was arrested after a business owner in Detroit called 911 to report their vehicle was in his parking lot.

A woman was by the car and fled on foot, McCabe said, adding that James and Jennifer Crumbley were taken into custody after an extensive search.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced Friday that the Crumbleys had been charged with four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the attack Tuesday that killed four students at Oxford High School in suburban Detroit.

The shooting was allegedly carried out by their 15-year-old son using a handgun officials said was bought by his father days earlier.

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