Homicide investigation underway in Lower Merion Township

Authorities in Lower Merion Township say they are investigating a homicide after a man was found dead late Sunday night.

The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office identified the victim as Nahray Mummak Crisden, 19, from Philadelphia.

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Surrey Lane in Wynnewood for a reported shooting around 10:45 p.m.

When police arrived on the scene they found a deceased man lying in the street, appearing to have sustained gunshot wounds. FOX 29's Lauren Johnson reports the man was found next to a vehicle.

Nahray Mummak Crisden (Family photo)

Crisden’s father says his son was a track star and football player at West Philadelphia High School, but most recently, an aspiring rapper. His father says he lost his way, but was trying to get back on track.

“You took someone I love, you took someone we love,” Omar Saunders says. “My wife’s only son, my only son, he wasn’t no angel, I’m not saying that, but he had a whole path ahead of him.”

Saunders says his son has no ties to the neighborhood where he was killed and he does not know what led him there.

Montgomery County Detectives and Lower Merion Police have launched a joint investigation and say they are investigating the incident as a homicide.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Lower Merion Police at (610) 649-1000, or Montgomery County Detectives at (610) 278-3368.


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