Monday, December 04, 2006

14-year-old killed for throwing egg at SUV?

Police are searching for the driver of an SUV who chased and fatally shot a 14-year-old boy he thought had thrown an egg at his vehicle early yesterday.

Danny Crawford, died of a single gunshot wound in the upper body, according to Franklin County Coroner Brad Lewis. Danny’s body was found in an alley. The shooting took place about 12:30 a.m.

The eighth-grade student at Westmoor Middle School was with two other boys, one of whom threw an egg at an SUV, according to one of the boys, whose parents did not want his name used.

The boy said Danny did not throw the egg. He said when the SUV stopped, he and Danny fled down an alley. The driver, he said, followed while the third boy ran in another direction.

The boy said the driver stopped the SUV, got out and began to run after them. The boy said while he ran through one back yard, Danny found himself trapped in the alley. He said when he got to his house near Terrace Avenue, he heard six shots.

Danny’s house is about a mile from the alley where he was shot. A woman who answered the door at the house yesterday said Danny’s father did not want to comment. Article here.

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