Arrests Made in Shooting of Comic Shop Owner
Late last month, we heard the sad news that David Pirkola, owner of Apparitions Comics and Books in Kentwood, Mich., had been shot in an apparent robbery. Now, as reported by Kentwood’s NBC affiliate, two men have been arrested in the shooting.
The two suspects have been in custody for about a week, with police holding their identities until now as they tried to track down a third subject, according to the station’s report. I’m not sure that’s right, as police are required to immediately make a public log of every arrest. It could be that the arrestees are juveniles, whose identities can legally be withheld. The article doesn’t list their ages.
James Muriel-Neal Thompson and Marvin Michael-Marquis Jones are accused of shooting David Pirkola at his Kentwood comic book store on April 25. Thompson and Jones were in court more than a week ago, but police did not release their names because they’re looking for a third suspect.
That man, Jevon Sawyer, is still being sought. Pirkola remains in critical condition.
Again, best wishes to Pirkola as he recovers.