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Miami Avenue shooting victim identified

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Laquan Crawford (Source: Crawford family/Christopher 2X) Laquan Crawford (Source: Crawford family/Christopher 2X)

Posted by Charles Gazaway - email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The name of the victim of deadly weekend shooting in the Portland area has been released. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office says he is 20-year-old Laquan Crawford.

Just after 4 p.m., Jan. 16, police found Crawford in the street at Miami Avenue and 39th Street suffering from gunshot sounds. Crawford was taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Through community activist Christopher 2X, Crawford's parents say they believe he was killed after an argument some local boys that escalated in recent weeks.

"He knows a lot of individuals in the Portland area, he's from Portland, and they feel that once he got down there, he got ambushed and got killed for essentially some on-going argument," said 2X.

Police do not have any suspects in Crawford's murder. If you have any-LMPD information, you are asked to call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD. All calls to the Crime Tip Line are anonymous.

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