Edmonds homicide suspect on the run

Derrick Crawford attended Mukilteo schools
By Brian Soergel | Jan 10, 2018
Homicide suspect Derrick Crawford

Edmonds Police have identified a suspect in a homicide investigation as 22-year-old Derrick Crawford, a man with ties to the Mukilteo and Renton areas.

Crawford was a student in the Mukilteo School District, having attended Mukilteo Elementary, Olympic View Middle School, and Kamiak High School before transferring to ACES High School, according to Andy Muntz of the Mukilteo School District.

Muntz believes that Crawford did not graduate from ACES.

An arrest warrant for second-degree murder has been issued for his arrest, Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley said.

“We have information that Crawford has changed his appearance from the photo we have released by shaving his head,” Hawley said.

Crawford is 6’ 5” tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He goes by the street name “Wiz.”

According to Hawley, the case started as a report of a gunshot heard by residents from within a north Edmonds home in the 17700 block of 76th Ave. W.

At about 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, officers found a 27-year-old Edmonds resident with a gunshot wound to the head. That man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

There were several people present at the time of the shooting who did not cooperate with the responding officers, Hawley said. The Washington State Crime Lab was also called to assist with processing the scene and collecting evidence.

As information began filtering in, detectives determined that the man was likely shot by the suspect Crawford, who fled prior to police arrival on the night of the incident.

It appears that the suspect and victim were roommates, and the shooting occurred because of a dispute over the victim’s property, Hawley said.

“We believe Crawford is somewhere in Kent or Tukwila and looking to flee to California,” Hawley said.

Anyone with information about Crawford's location should call the Edmonds Police Department tip line at 425-771-0212 or file a tip online at http://www.edmondswa.gov/police/anonymous-tip.html

If you wish to remain anonymous and receive a $1,000 cash reward, submit the tip to Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound by using the P3 Tips App on your smart phone or by going to www.P3Tips.com. You must submit the tip through Crime Stoppers in order to receive the reward even if you call 911.

Crawford is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call 911 and do not approach him.

Mukilteo Beacon Editor Brandon Gustafson contributed to this report.


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