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A member Air Jordan 20s of the Crips street gang is in custody and another is wanted for the slaying of a Lackawanna College student in the Hill Section on Sunday morning.
Marlon Clotter, 21, 1024 Capouse Ave., shuffled into Nike Air Foamposite One a room at the Scranton Police Department dressed in a blue zip up hooded sweatshirt and jeans, hiding his face from cameras before his arraignment Thursday afternoon.
The man police believe fired the shots that killed 22 year old Rahsan Crowder of Air Jordan Spizike Harrisburg is still on the loose, although police think he is in the Scranton area.
Ryan Harding, 18, 519 Taylor Ave., Scranton, is considered armed and dangerous, police said. Anyone with information on his whereabouts, or Air Jordan CDP additional information on the shooting, should call Scranton police at 348 3134.
From that, police learned Mr. Crowder and a friend attended a party in the Hill Section before walking to Vine Street and Monroe Avenue early Sunday, where they passed Mr. Harding and Mr. Clotter, who called out, “Do you want problems? What are you looking at?”
Neither Mr. Clotter nor Mr. Harding is a Lackawanna College student, police said.
A heated verbal exchange followed, during which Mr. Harding pulled out a gun, pointed it at Mr. Crowder and his friend and fired, shooting Mr. Crowder in the right thigh, police said.
The argument continued on the 700 block of Vine Street, where Mr. Clotter goaded Mr. Harding, saying, “Shoot him. Shoot him.”
Mr. Harding shot Mr. Crowder in the chest with a gun that witnesses described as a .22 caliber pistol with a wooden grip and a charcoal gray barrel, according to the complaint. It is not known if police located the gun. They would not comment on any physical evidence in the case.
Mr. Harding and Mr. Clotter fled the scene on foot, with additional people, to Mr. Clotter’s apartment, where Mr. Harding attempted to hide the gun in a light fixture, witnesses told police.
The investigation is ongoing and there is a strong possibility of further arrests, Chief Graziano said.
Latoni Crowder, the victim’s mother, got the call Thursday that police believe they have identified the men who killed her son, the same day she went to the graveyard to pick out her son’s cemetery plot, leaving her with a sense of closure.
“It kind of makes me feel better. He Air Jordan 2011 wasn’t a fighter,” Ms. Crowder said. “It was a senseless choice that they made.”.