Man dead; suspect charged with murder after shooting on NC State's Centennial Campus

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Thursday, June 11, 2020
Victim, suspect named in deadly NC State shooting
Quinten Crawford was found shot to death in the front seat of an SUV. Theodore Lee was taken into police custody.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A shooting suspect is in custody after a man was shot and killed near NC State University's Centennial Campus on Wednesday evening.

Just before 6:30 p.m., both Raleigh and university police responded to the shooting along the 1200 block of Main Campus Drive. Police found a man, Quinten Crawford, shot to death in the front seat of a vehicle. Officers later found Theodore Lee, who was taken into custody and charged with murder.

Theodore Lee was charged with murder.

Police learned an altercation between Crawford and Lee led to Lee fatally shooting Crawford, according to a release.

Chopper 11 flew over the scene and spotted a black SUV with its windows shattered, as well as multiple crime scene markers.

The wife of the victim, Traci Crawford, says Quinten Crawford, her husband, was there to break up a dispute between his daughter and her boyfriend.

"My whole world is gone. She feels responsible. We are just all heartbroken. He was everything to all of us. And he's just gone. I don't know what we're going to do without him?" Crawford said. "We have 5 grandkids. He was our rock."

The family set up a GoFundMe for memorial expenses.

"University should be the safest place you can be. Unfortunately, tonight, why they brought this to campus I do not know and those are answers we're still trying to get," said NC State Chief of Police Daniel House.