Man charged after a father was shot & killed in Hickory Hill

Man charged after a father was shot & killed in Hickory Hill
Cedrick Crawford is charged with first degree murder and evading arrest. (Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is in custody following a deadly shooting in Hickory Hill last month.

On Sept. 20, officers were called to the 6500 block of Rocky Park Dr. where a woman told officers she found a man lying in the front yard. He had been shot in the back.

The man’s three children told investigators that they were playing basketball when a white car came speeding down the street and almost hit them. They said the car turned around and pulled back up in front of their house.

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The kids told officers that a man in the car, Cedrick Crawford, asked where their father was.

The kids went inside and told their dad, Cameron Dickson, what happened.

According to court records, Dickson went outside with an assault rifle and the two men exchanged words.

Cameron never pointed the weapon at Crawford, according to an affidavit, and turned to go back inside. Crawford fired two shots at Cameron from his car. He then got out, took the assault rifle, and left.

Cameron died at the scene.

On Tuesday, Crawford was stopped by police for driving without a seat belt. Officers discovered he was a person of interest in a homicide case and called for backup. He pushed an officer and attempted to run from police but was taken into custody without incident.

Crawford did not have a valid driver’s license and officers could see an assault rifle inside his car.

He was arrested and later gave a recorded statement confessing his involvement in the homicide.

Crawford is charged with First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery, Violation of Seat Belt Law, No Drivers License, and Evading Arrest.