Daquan Crump 19 Year Old Was Murdered Over A Stolen X-Box and Playstation

Posted By Urban News Hour | August 29, 2013


SOMERTON – August 28, 2013 (WPVI) — Police say they have made an arrest in the murder of a man whose body was found at a demolition site in Philadelphia, adding that a scheme to steal and sell video game consoles played a role in the killing.

Officers served a search warrant in the 1800 block of Tomlinson Street on Wednesday morning and arrested a 19-year-old. Action News is withholding the name of the suspect until he is formally charged. The body of the victim, 19-year-old Daquan Crump, was found on the morning of August 19th by a worker in the 10000 block of Northeast Avenue in the Somerton section of the city.

Investigators said Crump had been shot 10 times – once in the back of the head and nine times in the face. According to police sources, Crump and the suspect were friends, and together
they conspired to steal another friend’s Xbox and PlayStation video game consoles. However, police say Crump stole the consoles on his own and sold them without giving his co-conspirator a cut of the money.

Police say Crump and the suspect hung out together the night before the murder. Then, in the early morning hours of Monday the 19th, police say the two were walking across the demolition site when the suspect allegedly shot and killed Crump. Police sources tell Action News that the murder weapon was recovered at the home where the suspect was arrested.



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