first_imgA Tuscaloosa man accused of killing another man over the weekend is apparently no stranger to gun violence.Shaquile Crawford, 24, was charged with murder in the Sunday death of 28-year-old Willie Snyder.But this charge is Crawford’s third violent offense in the past five years. He was last in jail in 2015 for his involvement in a shooting at a Tuscaloosa nightclub, but his reckless endangerment charge was dismissed.The year before that, in 2014, Crawford shot a man at Tuscaloosa’s Shrimp Basket restaurant on McFarland Boulevard. He was charged with attempted murder and released on bond the day after his capture.Crawford pleaded guilty to first-degree assault in 2016, but the man he shot was under the impression Crawford remained behind bars.“I thought he was in prison,” Tray Wingo said. “Then last night I see his face on the news and see that he (is accused of killing) someone.”In 2016, Judge Brad Almond gave Crawford a 20-year sentence, with five of those requiring a prison stay. But it turns out Crawford was given a chance to complete the Department of Corrections’ Life Tech Program. He was incarcerated for less than a year before his release.It’s a fact Wingo said he’d have at least liked a heads-up about.“My argument was this guy knows me,” Wingo said. “I put him in jail. If I run into him at Walmart would that have been me shot to death instead of this other guy?”Almond said Crawford would have reported weekly to the Department of Corrections through the end of his five-year sentence, then would have gone on probation for 15 years. But the man he’s accused of shooting this time wasn’t as fortunate as Wingo.“Somebody lost their kid to someone who was supposed to still be in jail,” he said. “This is something that could have been prevented.”Wingo said he’s left questioning why he wasn’t told the man convicted in his shooting was back on the streets.“I feel that’s something we should have been notified of when the sentence was modified by the judge,” he said. “But we never heard anything. Victims deserve to know when these criminals are released. They need to know who they’re going to run into at the store or on the streets.”Today, Wingo said he has a message for Crawford.“I’ll be at his hearing and I’ll do whatever I can to see that he never sees the street again,” Wingo said.last_img