4th student dies in Michigan high school shooting, a 17-year-old boy

APTOPIX School Shooting Michigan
Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 01, 2021

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. — A fourth student has died in Michigan after being shot at a high school Tuesday afternoon.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that 17-year-old Justin Shilling passed away at about 10:45 a.m. ET at McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac.

Shilling was among the 11 people shot when authorities say another student opened fire at Oxford High School, which is located north of Detroit.

The other three students who were killed have been identified as 16-year-old Tate Myre, 14-year-old Hana St. Juliana, and 17-year-old Madisyn Baldwin.

The suspected shooter, a 15-year-old boy, was taken into custody at the school after authorities say he fired 15-20 shots.

Wednesday afternoon, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald identified the suspect as Ethan Crumbley and said he'll be charged as an adult with four counts of first-degree murder, one count of terrorism causing death, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, and 12 counts of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The prosecutor added that her office is considering charges against both of the suspected shooter's parents.

"We will be making a decision swiftly," she said regarding those possible charges.

During her remarks, McDonald advocated for responsible gun ownership.

“To prevent further tragedies like the one we witnessed yesterday, and at large, we have got to address responsible gun ownership in this country and in Oakland Country,” she said. “Responsible gun ownership, including the security of a gun, is an absolute imperative today and in the future. And for those who do not do that should be and will be held accountable.”

Officers say the suspect's father purchased the gun that was used in the shooting four days ago. They found seven rounds in the 9mm pistol when they took him into custody.

According to police, the suspect's parents have been in contact with the suspect and told him not to talk to the police. Police say the parents have also hired a lawyer. He is currently being held at Children's Village.