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Ex-Mukilteo student caught in suspicion of Edmonds murder


January 10, 2018

Derrick Crawford, a 22-year-old from Mukilteo, has been caught and arrested in connection with a homicide investigation by the Edmonds Police Department.

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.

According to police, nearby residents heard a gunshot 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 his roommate, a 27-year-old Edmonds resident, with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was pronounced dead soon after arriving.

According to Edmonds Police Sgt. Shane Hawley, Crawford was caught at a residence in the 6000 block of Broadway in Everett on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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.

Crawford, who also goes by the nickname “Wiz,” was originally believed to be hiding in either Kent or Tukwila before trying to flee to California.

Edmonds Beacon Editor Brian Soergel contributed to this story.

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Brandon Gustafson, Editor, Mukilteo Beacon

Brandon Gustafson was named editor of the Mukilteo Beacon in October, 2017. Born and raised in Mukilteo, Brandon attended Mukilteo Elementary, Olympic View Middle School, and Kamiak High School, graduating in 2013. After high school, Brandon attended Shoreline Community College, earning his associate's degree while playing for the school's baseball team. He then transferred to the University of Washington, where he graduated in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in communications-journalism.

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