From Fox News:
The parents of the teen suspect accused of killing four students after opening fire inside a Michigan high school earlier this week are now facing charges, prosecutors announced Friday.
James and Jennifer Crumbley are each facing four counts of involuntary manslaughter. Their son, 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley, allegedly fired at least 30 rounds in the hallways of Oxford High School on Tuesday, killing four classmates and injuring seven others, including a teacher.
Police say James Crumbley purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer pistol that was used in the attack just four days before the shooting, on Black Friday.
“The parents were the only individuals in the position to know the access to weapons,” Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald said Thursday. The gun “seems to have been just freely available to that individual.”
“All I can say at this point is those actions on mom and dad’s behalf go far beyond negligence,” McDonald also told WJR-AM. “We obviously are prosecuting the shooter to the fullest extent. … There are other individuals who should be held accountable.”
Meanwhile, Ethan Crumbley is facing one count of terrorism causing death, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The teen recorded videos the night before the shooting in which he “talked about shooting and killing students the next day at Oxford High School,” Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tim Willis said Wednesday.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
ABRAMS: Columbus Cop Should Have ‘Attempted Some Form of Intervention’ Before Shooting
Failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams weighed-in Thursday night on the shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Columbus, Ohio; saying the police officer should have “attempted some form of intervention.”
“We have to link up what happens when we live our everyday lives. When you’re confronted by police brutality… As a 16-year-old, regardless of what Ma’Khia Bryant may have been doing, there’s no justification for taking her life without attempting some form of intervention,” said Abrams.
Stacey Abrams: “Regardless of what Ma’Khia Bryant may have been doing, there is no justification for taking her life without attempting some form of intervention." https://t.co/xwwUU5PuxP
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) April 23, 2021
Controversial Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib weighed-in Thursday on the police-shooting that left a teenage girl dead in Columbus; saying we “cannot be a society that justifies the killing of a child.”
“Ma’Khia’s TikTok videos show her childhood and joy. Her smile at the end of the videos just breaks me a little more. It’s been maddening to see so many people strip away the fact that a child was killed. We cannot be a society that justifies the killing of a child,” posted Tlaib on Twitter.
Ma'Khia's TikTok videos show her childhood and joy. Her smile at the end of the videos just breaks me a little more. It's been maddening to see so many people strip away the fact that a child was killed. We cannot be a society that justifies the killing of a child.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) April 22, 2021
From Fox News:
The argument that preceded the fatal police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio, earlier this week began over a messy house and unmade bed, her foster mother has revealed.
Angela Moore said Thursday the dispute occurred when two of her former foster children were at her home in east Columbus to celebrate her birthday on Tuesday.
“It was over keeping the house clean,” Moore told CNN. “The older one told them to clean up the house because ‘Mom doesn’t like the house dirty.'”
“So that’s how it all started,” she added.
Surveillance video of the ensuing altercation shows four people standing in front of that home. As Columbus police officer Nicholas Reardon is pulling up to the house, Bryant and two other people appear to come out of the front door.
Seconds later, Bryant lunges with an apparent knife at one woman, 20, who had been standing in the driveway of the home, forcing her to the ground. A man, 43, started kicking the woman as she tried to get up.
Bryant then turned to another woman, 22, with the knife, at which point Reardon discharged four shots from his firearm, fatally striking Bryant.
In 911 calls Columbus Police have released of the incident, an unidentified female can be heard speaking while arguing goes on in the background.
Read the full report at Fox News.
ANARCHY, SEATTLE: Another ‘CHAZ’ Shooting Leaves 1 Person Dead, 1 in Critical Condition
Another shooting in Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone’ left one person dead and another in critical condition over the weekend; raising new questions over safety and security in a major American city.
“The shooting victim who arrived at the hospital at 3:30 a.m. from the CHOP area on Capitol Hill in Seattle has unfortunately died, Susan Gregg, a hospital spokeswoman, told Fox News. He was transported to the hospital via Seattle Fire Department medics,” reports Fox News.
Officers investigating a shooting near 12 Ave/Pike Street. Reports of two people injured. More information when available.
— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) June 29, 2020
“Officers investigating a shooting near 12 Ave/Pike Street. Reports of two people injured. More information when available,” confirmed the Police Department.
Not every 9-1-1 call requires a police officer with a gun. That’s why Chief Best and @SeattlePD are conducting a deep review of SPD’s budget and assessing what functions could be moved to other departments or be removed entirely.
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 29, 2020
“Not every 9-1-1 call requires a police officer with a gun. That’s why Chief Best and @SeattlePD are conducting a deep review of SPD’s budget and assessing what functions could be moved to other departments or be removed entirely,” posted the Mayor on social media.
Read the full report at Fox News.