Gunmen target and kill Raheem Crawford near to his home Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00

A few hours before Ernest “Jawmeighan” was killed, 21 year-old Gibnut Street resident Raheem Crawford was gunned down along with his cousin, 25 year-old Kevin Faber on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

Both men had gone out Friday night because Crawford was trying to show Faber around the City, and how it had changed since he was last in the country. Faber had recently returned back from the US, after more than 5 years of being away. Both men went to the club, and at around 3:30 a.m., they decided to return home.

Crawford travelling on his motorcycle with Faber as his passenger, saw a black vehicle following them home. Faber reportedly took it trivially, but when he alerted Crawford to it, he became wary. Just as they arrived the corner of Central American Boulevard and Gibnut Street, a stone’s throw away from their house, a man ran out from behind a vehicle. He had his cap pulled low over his face, and he then took aim at the duo and opened fire. Crawford was injured in the lower back, while Faber was injured in the left leg and the back of the neck. They immediately lost control of the motorcycle and went down; their assailant took the opportunity to jump into a black vehicle which sped off.

Their family heard the gunshots, and rushed out to help them. When they saw both men on the ground, neighbours were alerted, and both men were rushed to the KHMH. Faber survived the injuries with the treatment from the doctor, but 50 minutes or so later, Crawford succumbed to his injuries.

Police say that he has been the suspect for at least 4 recent murders, but he was released due to lack of evidence. He also was once charged in 2012  for attempted murder for a shooting in Ladyville. His family says that recently, he had to stay home quite a lot because there was a regular threat hanging over his head. They say that there have been attempts made on his life before, and they suspect that he was connected in some way to the street life.

Police are investigating, and their main suspect has since been released.