DETROIT, MI – On Friday January 24th, 2020, at approximately 12:15 p.m., in the 18200 block of Schoolcraft, in the parking lot of a Family Dollar store, 29 year old Corey Crawford, was struck by gunfire when he was shot by a bail bondsman.
Corey Crawford was inside of his vehicle in the parking lot of the Family dollar, along with a 25-year-old woman and a 4-year-old boy, when two suspects, bails bondsmen, allegedly pulled behind him in their vehicle. At some point, the bounty hunters exited their vehicle. They allege Crawford tried to run them over, and they had no choice but to shoot. Crawford was struck by the gunfire.
Crawford was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was listed in serious condition. He has since been released and is in custody. He is wanted in Bismark, North Dakota. He was out on bail which he skipped from after he was arrested when police found $11,000 worth of OxyContin on him.
The two bail bondsmen were after Crawford because he owed AAA Liberty Bail Bonds, located in Mount Clemens, $15,000
Both of the suspects, a 41-year old man of Roseville and 32-year-old man of St. Clair Shores, were taken into custody and transported to the Detroit Detention Center for processing. A weapon was also recovered.
Based on records from the Michigan Department of Corrections, Corey Crawford has previous convictions for:
- 2 Felony counts of Home Invasion – 2nd Degree
- Operating License – Forgery/Alteration/False ID
- 2 Felony counts of Controlled Substance-Possess Narcotic/Cocaine < 25 Grams
- Police Officer – Assault/Resist/Obstruct
Crawford was released from prison on parole on February 12th, 2019.
The circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to please call Detroit Police Department’s Eighth Precinct Investigative Unit at 313-596-5840 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
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