Friday, September 30, 2022

Detectives Charge Suspect in Fatal Stabbing in Adelphi

 Joshua Deva


Homicide Unit detectives charged a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred Wednesday afternoon in Adelphi. The suspect is 25-year-old Joshua Deva of no fixed addressed. He is charged with fatally stabbing 59-year-old Randolph Crawford of no fixed address.    

On September 28, 2022, at approximately 3:10 pm, patrol officers were called to the 2300 block of University Boulevard for a report of a stabbing. Once on scene, they discovered the victim suffering from a stab wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 


The preliminary investigation revealed that Deva stabbed Crawford after the two were involved in a physical altercation. Deva is charged with first-degree murder and other related charges. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections on a no-bond status. 


If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at 301-516-2512. 


Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), or go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device.) Please refer to case number 22-0046745. 


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