The Homicide Report

The Times chronicles L.A. County
homicide victims

« Previous Post | The Homicide Report Home | Next Post »


On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, The Times launched a new version of the Homicide Report. You have arrived at the old blog.

Readers can no longer post new comments on this site, but we encourage you to join the conversation on our new site. The updated Homicide Report features an interactive map and searchable database of the more than 2,600 homicides in L.A. County since January 2007, when Times' reporter Jill Leovy first started this blog with the goal of covering each one.

Comments prior to Jan. 26 will, at least for now, remain archived here, with links provided in the new database.

If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail, and we will do our best to respond.

-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce

Inglewood: Crystal Crawford, 24

July 2, 2009 |  5:43 pm

Crystal Crawford, a 24-year-old black woman, was shot in the head at 95th Street and 8th Avenue in Inglewood on May 31. She died in the hospital at 10:47 a.m. on Monday, June 1, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office.

Crawford, of Los Angeles, was sitting in the driver's seat of a parked car with three passengers, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office. Another car pulled up alongside Crawford's, and someone from the other car yelled something at Crawford and began shooting, Winter said.

Crawford was taken to a hospital and died, the other three occupants survived the incident. The killing may be gang-related, Winter said.

-- Anthony Pesce

The comments to this entry are closed.

Comments (7)

I didnt personally know Crystal but this story touches my heart. God bless her family......

You think it was gang related.. idiots arent smart enough to know any better. sad so sad..

I have lived in Inglewood for 4 months, and I have not seen a police cruiser yet, street racing, drug addicts, loud music, and gang bangers running the streets at all hours of the day and night. wish I had known this before I signed the year lease.

Is there an agency the patrols N. Inglewood south of cent. east of labrea? Can we get a dog, guard with a flashlight, a roll through, a helicopter every now and again, just a preventative measure before the shootings and drive by's start?

I know/knew Crystal since 1996 she is not nor has she ever been in a gang. She is a college graduate and a preschool teacher. Just wrong place wrong time. Look up her story on abc 7 news los angeles web site. I believe it's under Inglewood preschool teacher killed. You can learn a little more about Crystal.

It really is sad that i'm writting on here twice.. my cousin just recently passed and i left a comment .. and i also had the joy of knowing ms. crawford we went to high school together and she was such an inspiration. She sang she danced,and i rememnber her cd was coming out whn we were freshmen. It's really sad that those who help people are the ones being taken away from us.. Its time for us to start waking up and speaking up.. because her killer and my cousins killer are still out there.. So please if anyone knows anything PLEASE SPEAK UP!! it going to keep happening until we all start speaking up..

There are so many killers walking the streets of LA I'm beggining to think that there are more of them than innocent victims.
The culture of death and gangs in LA will not cease. Way too much blood spilled and revenge for the spigot to br turned off.

I met her through a cousin and used to see her at clubs. She was a great dancer and very kind. Last night I was walking and saw her photo on a wall offering information about her passing. I couldn't belive it life is so short and you just never no. Whether or not if it was gang related the good lord sees and knows everything. She was very young and now she has moved on to her new and final home. In the arms of God she is truely safe from harms way.

God bless you Crystal & Family!


About the Reporters
The Homicide Report is compiled using information from the Los Angeles County coroner's office, local law enforcement agencies and the Los Angeles Times. It is written by Times staff writers.

Recent News
Please visit the Homicide Report at its new location |  January 25, 2010, 10:32 pm »
Database and interactive map coming soon |  January 12, 2010, 4:19 pm »
L.A. County homicides: Jan. 4-11 |  January 11, 2010, 1:18 pm »
Koreatown: Bennett Bradley, 60 [Updated] |  January 5, 2010, 11:07 pm »
Palmdale: Eugene Harrington Jr., 23 |  January 5, 2010, 11:04 pm »

Recent Comments