Detroit artist suspected of helping Ethan Crumbley’s parents hide from cops

A Detroit artist has been identified as the person suspected of helping accused Michigan high school shooter Ethan Crumbley‘s parents hide from cops, according to a report Sunday.

WJBK reported that Andrzej Silkora (65) allowed James Crumbley & Jennifer Crumbley to hide in the basement in an art studio in Motor City.

“They didn’t break in,” Detroit Police Chief James White said. “Somebody let them in.”

Sikora is not being charged but police believe that he offered the Crumbleys refuge as they launched a manhunt.

The artist’s lawyer, Clarence Dass, told WBK that his client “voluntarily contacted police after the Crumbleys were arrested and charged.

“He maintains his innocence throughout this process and is fully cooperating with law enforcement to assist in their investigation,” Dass said.

Police are still trying to determine Sikora’s relationship with the pair.

Oakland County Prosecutors issued an arrest warrant for Crumbleys on Friday, charging them with voluntary manslaughter.

Jennifer and James Crumbley.
Police are still trying to determine Andrzej Sikora’s relationship with Jennifer and James Crumbley.
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Four students were killed and seven others wounded in Tuesday’s shooting — with authorities saying Ethan Crumbley used a 9 mm handgun his dad bought him.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald said the 15-year-old’s parents were hauled in the school for a meeting after two “disturbing” incidents involving their son just hours before the shootings — but refused to take him home with them.

About three hours later, he opened fire in the school’s crowded hallway, authorities say.

Law enforcement.
After Oakland County prosecutors had issued an arrest warrant, the manhunt began for James Crumbley and Jennifer Crumbley. They were charged with involuntary murder.
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Law enforcement officers inspect the vehicle belonging to James and Jennifer Crumbley.
James Crumbley’s vehicle is inspected and seized by police officers.
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The accused gunman’s parents were taken into custody by Detroit cops on Saturday and are being held on $500,000 bail each — in the same jail as their son.

Ethan Crumbley, who is charged with four counts first-degree murder, terrorist offenses and seven counts assault with intent for murder, remains without bail

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