Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced that an arrest has been made in the homicide which occurred in the 1300 block of Kenilworth Avenue, Northeast.
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at approximately 12:44 pm, members of the Sixth District responded to the 1300 block of Kenilworth Avenue, Northeast for the report of a pedestrian struck. Upon arrival, they located an adult male with significant injuries. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The decedent was transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Baltimore, Maryland, pending an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
A detailed investigation revealed that a tow crane operator was robbed and assaulted by the decedent. The decedent subsequently fled the scene on foot while the tow crane operator entered his tow crane and drove in the direction of the decedent, striking him with the tow crane.
The decedent is identified as 22 year-old Kevin Lewis Crouch of Southeast, Washington, DC.
On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, members of the Homicide Branch arrested the tow crane operator who was positively identified as 35-year-old Corey Dion Stoddard of Northeast, Washington, DC charging him with Second Degree Murder in connection to the death of Kevin Lewis Crouch.