Freeport Murder Suspect Identified

Autrey Watson
Autrey Watson

Nassau County police have identified a suspect wanted for allegedly gunning down a 21-year-old man outside of the victim’s Freeport home last weekend.

Homicide Squad detectives alleged that Autrey “Pluto” Watson repeatedly fired a semi-automatic pistol into a crowd, striking Lyreek Crawley in the head during a house party at on Colonial Avenue shortly after 1 a.m. Dec. 28. The gun has not been recovered, authorities said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors told the Press that the dispute may have been gang-related, but police did not confirm that. Police did say that a house in Freeport was shot at on Tuesday night, but it was not clear if it was the same residence.

The murder suspect may have fled the scene in a champagne-colored Toyota Camry that was last seen heading westbound on Colonial Avenue toward Main Street, according to investigators.

Watson is described as 5-feet, 6-inches tall, 130 pounds with short hair. His last known address was 117 Debevoise Ave., Roosevelt.

Nassau County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.

Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of this suspect, or with any information about this crime, to call them at 516-573-7788 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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