[UPDATE] Woman Shot and Killed; Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department Uses Social Media to Try and Catch Suspect

Andrew CrowningshieldAbout 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!

Andrew Crowningshield's truck

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.

UPDATE: More here: Suspect Allegedly Shot Ex-Partner by the Side of Hwy 1 and May Have Shot at Victim’s Current Partner

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21 comments

  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    The last year or so I noticed an increase in road rage directed at motorcycles, this is bad.

    It will be hard for him to remain undetected in that truck, so it shouldn’t be long until he’s captured.

    Just way too many killings these days, it’s like society is listening to rap music entirely too much.

    Very sad story.

  • seen him before in clearlake . will keep an eye or both open

  • The s wasn’t a road rage incident!!!

    • Muddy Black Dodge

      Sounds like you need to call the sherriffs office. You come across as knowing more than they do. Do the right thing, turn him in or tell the real story to sherriffs office.

  • Interesting. Name listing shows he was (or currently is) a Firefighter in Albion.

    2014 Web : http://www.mendocinobeacon.com/article/zz/20140123/NEWS/140128467

    — Andrew Crowningshield (captain, engine driver, EMT-pending certification)

  • Is this David Crowningshield’s son?

  • This is so sad for autumn’s family and his family to God bless them all

  • The 🐐 G.O.A.T.

    Sorry to hear about this. Hope the suspect is apprehended soon.

  • UPDATE ON BOLO: 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.

  • Andrew is in custody. A community is in mourning

  • We past him on the M1 in mendo national forest yesterday afternoon. Got home saw report on media & called it in. Sad situation for both families involved.

  • Domestic violence knows no boundaries. People in your relationships Please be aware of statements such as “you did what?, “where are you going?”, “I don’t like you hanging out with them!”, “Didn’t I tell you!”, “your not going out dressed like that!” “Tell me Im wrong!” And the ever popular “bitch if I cant have you nobody will!” Watch for
    Checking your phone, going through your messages, stalking your Facebook page, cutting you down to your friends behind your back, always acting like you’re the one causing the drama. These are all severe signs of domestic violence and control issues. If you’re dating somebody like this get far away from them. Believe me I know I have a DV order of protection right now and heard all of the same statements often, I only dated the creep for about a month and here we are years later still stalking me. Ladies love yourself don’t let men treat you, your family, loved ones and support groups like garbage.
    So sorry for Miss Autumn and her boy!<3

  • We we’re on our way home, spent 4 great days in Fort Bragg drove past the scene. So sad. Glad they caught the guy !

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