Arrest made in shooting death of Lackawanna College student from Harrisburg

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By: Stacy Lange and Sarah Buynovsky, WNEP

SCRANTON — Police made an arrest and continue to search for another suspect after a college student was killed during the early morning hours on May 5.

Scranton police made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

Police say they have an accomplice in the homicide in custody but say they are still looking for the actual killer.

Scranton detectives have identified two young men they say were responsible for the death of Lackawanna College student Rahsan Crowder.

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Marlon Clotter

Marlon Clotter, 21, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and being an accomplice to murder. Detectives say they identified him in surveillance video fleeing the scene of the shooting Sunday morning.

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Ryan Harding

Police are still looking for Ryan Harding, 18. They believe it was Harding who shot Crowder twice, once in the leg and again in the chest. A tactical team searched for him all over the city Thursday and they believe he’s still in Scranton and could be armed.

Police say Rahsan “Duke” Crowder went to party in the city’s hill section Saturday night and got into a fight with the two suspects.

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Rahsan Crowder, Photo courtesy of Facebook

Investigators don’t think the fight was over anything specific, and the shooting wasn’t provoked.

“It seems to be that there wasn’t a single issue that it was over that, more-so, it was someone looking at someone the wrong way,” said Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano.

Police say both suspects are known members of the gang the Crips. Anyone with information about Ryan Harding’s whereabouts is asked to call Scranton Police at 570-348-4134.

Source: WNEP

2 comments

  • concerned

    Honestly I feel bad for the victim and his family, however my heart goes out to Ryan Harding and his family, he's a good kid I believe he got mixed in with the wrong type of people, I hope his family can find peace of mind .

  • Pissed The Hell Off

    Really Concerned? Ryan had a choice as to whether or not he would pull the trigger and take my nephew's life. Rahsan Crowder whom didn't own a gun didn't have that same option. I am trying not to have hate in my heart for these two animals however, it is difficult. You have a mother and father that are lost because they don't understand why this happened to their child. You have 3 younger sisters that looked up to their big brother whom are also lost. If you had attended that funeral and heard the screams of pain coming from that family, you would no longer feel sorry for Ryan whom still has his life. The low life's can rot in hell!!!! Running around terrorizing the streets! I hope he is turned over to the authorities by any means necessary!!!

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