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Reward in 2009 Inglewood Shooting of Preschool Teacher Now Totals $35,000
By City News Service
Published July 15, 2021

Crystal Crawford (Courtesy Photo)

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered or renewed $10,000 rewards today for information leading to the killers of a 24-year-old preschool teacher sitting in a parked car in Inglewood in 2009 and a 53-year-old father of three shot to death in the backyard of his Windsor Hills home in 2019.
Supervisor Holly Mitchell recommended the reward in the case of Crystal Crawford, a Los Angeles resident killed on May 31, 2009. In 2019, Inglewood approved a $25,000 reward so the reward money now totals $35,000.
Around 10:30 p.m. that night, Crawford and three friends were sitting in a car parked in a residential neighborhood near 95th Street and Eighth Avenue when another car pulled up alongside. Someone inside the second car shouted something and then opened fire before speeding away.
Crawford’s boyfriend drove her to Centinela Hospital, where she died the following morning.
Anyone with additional information on the killing was urged to call Inglewood Police Department Detective Michael Oppelt at 310-412-8683 or an anonymous tip line, 888-412-7463.
Mitchell also asked the board to renew a $10,000 reward for information about the Feb. 8, 2019, killing of 53-year-old Timothy Jackson at his home in the 3500 block of Floresta Avenue in Windsor Hills. That reward was set to expire Saturday but will now be available for at least 90 days.

Holly Mitchell (Courtesy Photo)

Jackson, a father of three children who worked in the real estate industry, was found dead in his backyard with multiple gunshot wounds by deputies responding to 911 calls reporting gunfire around 10:30 p.m.
Mitchell encouraged anyone with information on Jackson’s killing to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS (8477).

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