Two Violent Deaths Investigated in Huntington Wednesday

Updated 8 years ago Compiled From a Provided Press Release; Edited by HNN
Two Violent Deaths Investigated in  Huntington Wednesday

Two violent deaths occurred Wednesday, March 26 in two Huntington neighborhoods.

Police responded about 8:50 p.m. to a fatal shooting in the 2700 block of LaTulle Avenue. One man was found dead in a Highlawn apartment of a shotgun wound.

The victim and two other people had been in the room drinking at the time of the incident. Two individuals were taken into custody for questioning by the Huntington Police Department .

Neither the victim nor those in custody have been identified.


At about 10:45 a.m. March 26 police responded to the Third Street West and 6 ½ alley where Christopher Crawford, 38, was found lying unresponsive on the street, suffering from multiple stab wounds. He died at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Witnesses saw a suspect running from a vehicle at the scene. The suspect is described as a black male, 6’2”, heavy build, and at the time wearing a dark jacket, jeans and high top tennis shoes.

The victim and suspect had been riding in a Ford Taurus driven by a woman. An alteration broke out in the car leading to the man in the rear seat stabbing Crawford who was in the front seat with the driver.  According to a press release, preliminary investigation indicated the incident was drug related.


U.S. Marshals in an unrelated case arrested Rashad Morris at about 7:30 p.m. on Doulton Avenue.  The suspect will be charged with robbery, attempted murder and malicious wounding in connection with a November 2013 shooting in Beckley.