Edmonds shooting suspect caught in Everett

Jan 17, 2018
Derrick Crawford

The Edmonds Police Department on Wednesday reported the capture of murder suspect Derrick Crawford around 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley said Crawford was caught at a residence in the 6000 block of Broadway in Everett. He was found hiding in a closet by members of the Edmonds Police Detective and Street Crimes Units, along with help from the Snohomish County Regional Task Force.

Crawford was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for the crime of 2nd degree murder.

According to Hawley, the case started last week 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.

As information began filtering in, detectives determined that the man was likely shot by 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 would like to thank the Snohomish County Regional Task Force for their assistance as well as those members of the public that submitted tips,” Hawley said.


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