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Arrest made in Kannapolis homicide Investigation
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Arrest made in Kannapolis homicide Investigation

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Malik Crawford

Malik Kahlil Crawford, 26, of Charlotte has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of David Duy-Anh Pham Nguyen on July 3, according to a news release from KPD.

Malik Kahlil Crawford, 26, of Charlotte has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of David Duy-Anh Pham Nguyen on July 3, according to a release from the Kannapolis Police Department.

The shooting also left Dornell Thomas, 46, of Ohio, injured in the incident, according to the police report. Thomas was transported to a hospital for treatment.

During the incident, police said, Thomas’ mini-van was allegedly stolen. Authorities are still looking for the Honda Odyssey with the license plate number JKB-4864 and Ohio registration plates.

Kannapolis police officers were called to the scene at 8:41 a.m. July 3, where the two victims were discovered. Nguyen was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police department sent out a news release asking for anyone with knowledge of the incident to come forward. According to the police report, Crawford was arrested July 8 without incident by members of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team and turned over to investigators with the Kannapolis Police Department who had obtained warrants for his arrest.

In addition to the first-degree murder charge, police said, Crawford has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is at the Cabarrus County Jail under no bond, according to the report.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and if anyone has any information about the crime or the mini-van, the Kannapolis Police Department is requesting a call at 704-920-4000. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at cabarruscrimestoppers.com.

“The Kannapolis Police Department would like to thank the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department for their assistance with this case,” the report reads.

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