Tow Truck Driver Charged in Alleged Robber's Homicide

By Mila Mimica
|  Wednesday, Jan 1, 2014  |  Updated 4:09 PM EDT
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News4's Jackie Bensen reports live from Northeast D.C. where a tow truck driver struck an alleged robber, critically injuring him.

Jackie Bensen

News4's Jackie Bensen reports live from Northeast D.C. where a tow truck driver struck an alleged robber, critically injuring him.

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A tow truck driver who struck and killed an alleged robber in Northeast D.C. Tuesday has been arrested on murder charges.

The tow truck driver, 35-year-old Corey D. Stoddard of NE, was robbed just before 1 p.m. in the 1300 block of Kenilworth Avenue NE, right by a gas station.

Police say after the robbery, Stoddard got into his tow truck and drove in the direction of his alleged robber, striking him with a tow crane.

The alleged robber, identified as 22-year-old Kevin L. Crouch of SE, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries and later pronounced dead.

Wednesday, police announced Stoddard has been charged with second degree murder in Crouch's death. 

During the investigation, police initially said a second individual was wanted in the robbery.

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