Man fatally shot in apartment doorway identified

'The (shooter) knew who he wanted in that apartment,' McManus says


SAN ANTONIO – A man found shot dead in the doorway of an apartment Thursday has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office as Anthony Earl Crawford, 48.

San Antonio police went to an apartment complex in the 3100 block of East Commerce Street around 10:30 a.m. Thursday after receiving a report of a shooting.

Police Chief William McManus said thatwhen officers arrived they found Crawford dead of multiple gunshot wounds.

McManus said the shooter knew someone who was living at the apartment where the victim was found dead.

"The (shooter) knocked on the door, the door opened up and he just started shooting," McManus said. "It was immediately shooting. There were no words exchanged."

McManus said several people, including those who were inside the apartment at the time of the shooting, are being interviewed by detectives. 

The gunman is still on the run, and police are actively searching for him. No other injuries were reported in the shooting, McManus said.

"I am confident that we will soon know the identity of (the shooter), if we don't know it already," McManus said. "The (shooter) knew who he wanted in that apartment."

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