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Couple found dead in Youngsville murder-suicide

Posted July 13, 2020 7:11 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2020 6:00 p.m. EDT

— A man and a woman were found dead early Monday in an apartment in Youngsville following what investigators called a murder-suicide.

Police responded to a 911 hang-up call from 133 Wolfpack Lane, in the Hampton Village apartment complex, at about 9:50 p.m. Sunday and talked with two people in the apartment to help resolve a domestic disturbance.

After spending about 20 minutes at the apartment, the officers left, authorities said.

Sometime later, a neighbor called 911 to report shots being fired, and police from Youngsville, Franklinton and Wake Forest, along with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Franklin County EMS responded.

Officers were able to get inside the apartment they were at earlier, where they found Lamien Moore, 51, and Albert Crudup, 52, dead. Investigators determined that Crudup shot Moore before turning a gun on himself.

"Police were called out, and then they diffused it, and then I guess it re-escalated into a tragic ending," neighbor Nigel Edgerton said. "My prayer goes out to their family. I know it’s going to take time – a long time, a very long time, unfortunately, if you can even recover from something like this."

"It's scary because you don't see that," neighbor Mia Rickard said. "I never see stuff like this until now. It's, like, so scary. You never know, you talk to the neighbors, and the next thing you know, she's gone."

Police officers, deputies and State Bureau of Investigation agents spent much of the morning collecting evidence and interviewing neighbors.

Crudup was convicted in Franklin County in 1992 of assault on a female, according to state Department of Public Safety records.

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