Family revisits place 20-year-old was shot and killed

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

By Marisela Burgos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The family of a 20-year-old man shot in the Shawnee Neighborhood visited the place he was killed.

It has been a week since Laquan Crawford was shot multiple times at Miami Avenue near 39th Street. His family believes the shooting was a result of an argument with other men, which escalated recently.

"It's been real hard. I've been trying to stay [to] be the strong one and stay as strong as I can," said Crawford's grandmother, Betty Thompson.

Thompson urged people in the community to help put an end to the violence.

"All of you have at one time or another been at my home," she told the crowd who gathered at the place Crawford was gunned down. "All of you call me Granny and [I] love each and every one of you. Laquan is gone, but not forgotten."

Crawford was scheduled to be in court on Monday, January 24 in a case from 2008 where Crawford was charged with possession of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property (firearm).

Louisville Metro Police officers are still searching for the Crawford's killer. If you have any information, you're asked to call the anonymous LMPD crime tipline at 574-LMPD.

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