Manhunt for Man Who Killed Wife, Four Kids

Manhunt for Man Who Killed Wife, Four Kids

Published March 9, 2009

A massive manhunt was launched in Cleveland for a 33-year-old man who allegedly shot to death his new wife, four children and injured another child, CNN reports.

"We believe wholeheartedly that he's armed," Cleveland Police Lt. Thomas Stacho said of 33-year-old Davon Crawford, noting that the wife and four children – two of whom are toddlers – are dead.  The fifth child, a 7-year-old boy is in “very critical condition.”

Police say they were called to the family’s apartment at about 8 p.m. last night.

"There is some relationship; whether there is a blood relationship we haven't determined at this point," Stacho said. "The adult victim is the new wife of the suspect. It looks like there was a domestic dispute. Exactly what triggered the rampage we don't know."

Police have released a photograph of Crawford and are asking for the public's help in finding him.

"We have eyewitnesses to this case," Stacho said. "We're confident this is our suspect, and we need to take him into custody immediately.”

Written by Staff


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