WASHINGTON — A D.C. man has been convicted of killing two men, one of whom was struck when a bullet went through the intended target.
Twenty-three-year-old Arvel Crawford was convicted this week of first- and second-degree murder in Superior Court in Washington. Crawford faces a life term at sentencing May 16.
According to the government’s evidence, on Aug. 14, 2008, Crawford fired several shots at 18-year-old Johnquan Wright, with whom he had a dispute.
Prosecutors say one of the shots went through Wright and hit 61-year-old Nolan Cooper, a bystander.
Crawford is serving an 18-year sentence for killing his father in 2009 during an attempted robbery.
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