College Student Killed, No Answers

Police seek leads in Pa. college student's killing

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    Lackawanna College student Rashon "Duke" Crowder, 22, was gunned down outside a party May 5, 2013.

    Police are reviewing surveillance video in the killing of a Lackawanna College student who was shot and killed after a party near the school's Pennsylvania campus.

    Rahsan Crowder, 22, died at a hospital Sunday morning after suffering gunshot wounds to the chest and thigh. Investigators have said they believe Crowder attended a party near the crime scene and may have been involved in some sort of argument.

    Acting Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano says it's possible alcohol was involved.

    Graziano tells The Times-Tribune investigators are trying to re-creating the incident. They are working to enhance video from public and private surveillance cameras in the area.

    Students at a memorial service Monday remembered Crowder as a jovial person from Harrisburg who was known as “Duke” and was studying sports management.

    In a letter posted to the university’s website, president Mark Volk asked for everyone to keep Crowder in their prayers.

    While Rahsan’s death is a shock to me and to our entire College community, it is his family and friends who truly need our positive energy, our thoughts and our prayers at this most difficult of times. Final examinations begin tomorrow. Rahsan came to Lackawanna College to learn and develop into a better individual. There is likely no better way as a student to celebrate his life than to study hard and do your very best in the classroom.  For the rest of us, let us strengthen our commitment to make a positive difference in the lives of the young men and women who come to our college to improve themselves and their futures.

    Anyone with information on the shooting should contact Scranton Police at 570-348-4139.

     


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