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Hunt for suspect accused in Tacoma ambush murder

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Tacoma Police are asking for the public's help to find the suspect wanted in the murder of 18-year-old Elijah Crawford on Nov. 2 in the 1800 block of East 44th Street. A warrant has been issued for Alberto Colt-Sarmiento's arrest.

"Elijah and two friends were sitting in a car. They were waiting to meet some people and a man jumped out of the bushes and just started shooting them. Elijah was killed and the other gentleman suffered injuries to his face and shoulder and a third person was able to escape unharmed," said Officer Loretta Cool with Tacoma Police.

Detectives say Colt-Sarmiento, who is known on the street as "Taxer," has been identified as the shooter.

"We believe him to be armed and dangerous," said Cool.

Colt-Sarmiento is 22 years old, 5'09" and 240 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Crime Stoppers of Tacoma/Pierce County is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to his arrest. Call the hotline anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) if you can help locate him. This is one of the several Tacoma cases being featured Friday night on Washington's Most Wanted at 11 p.m. on Q13 FOX.