Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Man shot dead for beer

  • Print

A case of beer appears to be the motive in the shooting death of a man a year ago.

Winnipeg police said they made an arrest this week in the April 6 killing of Allan Frank Crockford, 42.

Crockford and another person were walking just after midnight in the 600 block of Maryland Street when they were confronted by a man who allegedly demanded the beer the two had just bought at a local vendor.

WPS spokesman Const. Jason Michalyshen said police suspect Crockford and his friend walked away and ignored the man, who then allegedly pulled out a rifle and shot Crockford. He died from his injuries.

The suspect fled, stealing only the beer.

"It's a very, very unfortunate circumstance made only more mind-boggling that such a tragic event would be as a result of something as insignificant as a quantity of beer," Michalyshen said.

News coverage of the shooting attracted several tips over the following months, Michalyshen said, and one tip recently led to a suspect already in custody on other robbery charges.

Derek John Hall, 26, has been charged with second-degree murder, robbery with a firearm and numerous other firearm-related offences.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

Comments are not accepted on this story because they might prejudice a case before the courts.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Faron Hall honoured by Mayor Sam Katz - May 6, 2009

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 100527-Winnipeg Free Press THe Provencher Foot Bridge is lit up
  • horse in sunset - marc gallant

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What do you think of the new Blue Bombers uniforms?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google