Prospect Moved Here to Escape "War Zone" in Baltimore, Returned to Become a Casualty
At the time, Crowder -- who, growing up parentless in Baltimore, had several run-ins with the law and saw his best friend murdered -- said he hoped to stay in Dallas, bring his grandmother here and, one day, play for the NBA. But, instead, he wound up moving back to Baltimore and playing for Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School, where he was, yet again, a highly coveted prospect.
But no more: The Baltimore Sun and WJZ-TV in Baltimore report that Crowder was found bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds in a Northwest Baltimore yard early Monday morning. Said Crowder's cousin to The Sun, "He was attracted to the streets." Hours later, he died at Johns Hopkins Hospital.