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Paducah Police searching for murder suspect considered armed & dangerous

Areion jones

PADUCAH (WSIL) -- Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in locating a man charged in connection with the shooting death of a Paducah resident last week.

Areion T. Jones is accused of shooting Justin Crabtree, 26, early last Thursday morning outside Crabtree’s home on North 12th Street.

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Investigators were called to a home in the 1100 block of North 12th Street around 4:05 a.m. on July 22. Police found Crabtree with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a Nashville hospital, where he later died.

During his investigation, Det. Kevin Wilson learned that there was an argument between Crabtree and two others behind a home on North 13th Street. Crabtree returned to his home and was shot a short time later as he stood outside.

Jones was determined to be the shooter and was not allowed to possess a firearm due to a previous felony conviction.

The investigation is continuing.

Jones should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached, if located. Call police immediately by dialing 911.

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Kenzie Dillow

Kenzie Dillow is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at News 3 WSIL. She joined the team in 2016 as a video editor, moved into a Producer role in 2017 and took over the SMDCM position in 2021. Kenzie graduated from SIU Carbondale in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Sports Broadcasting and a minor in Advertising.

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