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The Portland Police Bureau is handling the November fatality of 32-year old Kipp Crawford as a homicide and they have just announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.
At a news conference today (watch video below), PPB Detective Bryan Steed said he believes Crawford was the victim of an assault and robbery just prior to being hit being struck by two separate motor vehicles. Crawford, a popular local musician who used a bicycle as his primary means of transportation, was riding on North Willamette Boulevard near Hodge Street in the early morning hours of November 4th just prior to the incident.
Here’s more from a statement released by the PPB:
“Witnesses at the scene both saw and heard an angry altercation between Crawford and the unknown suspect in which the suspect was standing over Crawford as he lay in the middle of the street… Based on witness descriptions the suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s.”
The two people that struck Crawford were cited for drunk and reckless driving.
Crime Stoppers of Oregon is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case. If you can help, call them at 503-823-HELP (4357), leave a tip online, or text 823HELP plus your tip and send it to CRIMES (274697).
Below is a video by the PPB of today’s press conference that features Det. Steed and Kipp’s parents Vern and Jean Crawford:
More coverage of this story on the Portland Mercury Blog.