Police arrest suspect in Timber Linn Park homicide

Albany police last week arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting of an Albany man in Timber Linn Park on Oct. 10. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 13,  Albany Police detectives, with the help of other agencies, arrested Elijah Matthew Crump, 20, of Albany, in Rickreall. 

Detectives from the Albany Police Department, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Corvallis Police, Oregon State Police, Linn Interagency Narcotics Enforcement team (LINE), and Lincoln City Police had responded to Lincoln City to attempt to locate the subject.

According to police, Crump was spotted as a passenger in a blue Pontiac G6 near the Lincoln City Outlet shopping facility. Detectives followed the vehicle northeast on Highway 18 and then east on Highway 22 toward Salem. Albany Police Detectives coordinated with other law enforcement agencies to intercept and conduct a high-risk traffic stop with the vehicle.

However, the vehicle stopped on its own, in the parking lot of the “Stop n’ Save Market” on Main Street in Rickreall, where Oregon State Police, Benton County Sheriff, LINE detectives and Salem Police contacted and detained the occupants in the vehicle without incident.

Crump was arrested and transported to the Albany Police Department, then lodged in the Linn County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, first-degree assault, unlawful used of a weapon, menacing and criminal conspiracy. 

Albany Police detectives are continuing the investigation and no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Albany Police Detective Unit at (541) 917-7686.