[UPDATE] Woman Shot and Killed; Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department Uses Social Media to Try and Catch Suspect
About 9:16 this morning, according to the scanner, a
motorcyclist woman was shot and killed between Albion and Mendocino on Hwy 1. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the suspect. According to a post on their Facebook page,
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We are looking for Andrew Crowningshield in connection with a homicide. He was seen fleeing the area of Little River on Highway 1 this morning. Andrew is a white male adult, 27 years old, thought to be driving a light blue or white over teal Ford F-350 long bed quad cab diesel pickup with California plate #70658N1. It has running lights on cab, a spotlight on the rear bumper and 4″-6″ lift kit.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center (707) 463-4086. Report but DO NOT APPROACH HIM!
Hat tip to Mendocinosportsplus who explained to us that the earlier reports thought the victim was a motorcyclist but, eventually, that was incorrect.
UPDATE Monday: The Mendocino Sheriff’s Department posted on their Facebook page,
Andrew Crowningshield was taken into custody around 7am this morning in the town of Elk Creek in Glenn County by Glenn County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle was also located and Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are en route to Glenn County as they continue their investigation.
Thank you Glenn County SO for your help and thank you to all that helped us share this information online.