Kevin Lewis Crouch walked into a tow lot in Northeast Washington on
Tuesday afternoon and asked about a green car. But D.C. police said the
22-year-old man quickly pulled a gun on the tow truck driver who was
trying to help him and demanded money.
The driver began to run but tripped and fell, police said, and
Crouch struck him twice in the head with the butt of his gun. The driver
then heaved his wallet against a fence in the lot on Kenilworth Avenue.
As Crouch went to grab the wallet, police said, the driver climbed into
his white Isuzu tow truck and then fatally struck his assailant. On
Wednesday, the victim of the armed robbery became a criminal suspect, as
police charged Corey D. Stoddard, 35, of Northeast Washington, with second-degree murder while armed, his tow truck being the weapon....
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