Na’Kia Crawford Wiki – Na’Kia Crawford Biography
Na’Kia Crawford, an Akron, Ohio, teen, had a bright future and college plans ahead of her when a gunman pulled alongside her car and ended her dreams and life.
Police in Akron are searching for Crawford’s killer; the 18-year-old recent high school graduate was shot multiple times and killed on June 14, a Sunday, as she sat in her vehicle with her grandmother at an Akron intersection. She left behind a heartbroken family and community.
“Black lives matter,” Mayor Dan Horrigan said to News 5 Cleveland. “Na’Kia Crawford’s life mattered.”
Crawford recently posted a series of high school graduation photos in a cap and gown and thanked God for “blessing me to be able to walk the stage.” On her birthday last year, she posted on Facebook that she was “blessed to see 18.”
Na’Kia Crawford Age
She was 18 years old
Na’Kia Crawford Education, School
Ellen McWilliams, the assistant superintendent of Akron Public Schools, wrote on Twitter, “Say. Her. Name: Na’Kia Crawford. Proud graduate of North HS @akronschools with a beautiful bright future ahead of her studying IT at Central State University – HBCU. Our APS family mourns her loss beyond imagine. #BLM.”
The school recently featured Na’Kia in its student spotlight, saying she planned to study computer science.
Superintendent David James wrote in a statement, “Our children hold the promise of tomorrow inside themselves. We never know what each child may carry that will end up benefiting society or helping others. But waiting and watching as children grow into adults and begin to make a difference in the world around them is exciting to see.”
Na’Kia Crawford Shot Dead
According to Akron Public Schools in a June 15, 2020 statement:
Eighteen-year-old Na’Kia Crawford just graduated from North High School in Akron. Police today are looking for a suspect in her murder yesterday at 1:25 p.m. just north of downtown Akron on North Howard Street. Police reports indicate a car pulled up next to Na’Kia’s, and someone opened fire into her car. Her grandmother was in the car and was not injured. Na’Kia passed away at a local hospital.
Police are investigating whether the shooter was a white male, according to News 5 Cleveland. On social media, relatives described Crawford’s killer as a white male.
Na’Kia Crawford Suspect Killer
Police released images of a vehicle. The City of Akron wrote, “Akron Police Department has released these images of what they believe may be the car involved in the murder of Na’kia Crawford. If you have any information, please contact the Akron Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-375-2490. Please share.”
Police wrote of the vehicle, “Detectives believe the pictured vehicle may be involved in the homicide that occurred yesterday at N. Howard and E. North Street. The vehicle appears to be a black sports car with dark window tint.”