Dying Too Young: Donivan Crutcher

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm •  Published: March 26, 2009
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Name: Donivan Crutcher

Age: 16

Place of residence: Tulsa

Died: Sept. 8

What happened: Crutcher was a victim of a drive-by shooting in a midday attack Sept. 7. He died the next day of a gunshot wound to the chest. He and four other teenagers were fired upon while riding in a red car. Police said the attack was a case of mistaken identity and that the shooter thought he was firing at rival gang members.

Other: Three young men were charged with first-degree murder and are awaiting trial. At a preliminary hearing, one of the defendants said, “It wasn't the same car. We thought it was the same one,” according to the Tulsa World.

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