Lincoln Police Make Arrest in Homicide Investigation

Published on July 08, 2024

The Lincoln Police Department (LPD) is investigating a homicide that occurred on Friday, July 5, in west Lincoln.

20-year-old Ge’Auvieon Crayton of Lincoln is in custody for the death of 25-year-old Francisco Javier Alvis. He was arrested on Saturday, July 6, and lodged in the Lancaster County Jail for first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony.

On Friday, Lincoln Police were dispatched to the Russ’s Market parking lot at 1520 S. Coddington Avenue on the report of gunshots. A second caller reported a man, later identified as Alvis, was found near S. Folsom and West ‘A’ Street suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

During the investigation, investigators interviewed witnesses and reviewed surveillance video from the scene. That video showed the victim meeting the suspect in the parking lot where the two sat in the victim’s white pickup truck. That’s where the shooting occurred before Alvis ran from his vehicle. Witness statements and electronic evidence determined the victim was meeting the suspect to deliver marijuana.

Alvis ran to a maroon Jeep that had arrived in the parking lot and held onto the driver’s side door as it drove away. He let go near the intersection of West ‘A’ and S. Folsom where witnesses found him. He was located with a fully loaded 9mm handgun that was on ‘safe’ and no live round in the chamber. Crayton exited Alvis’s vehicle and drove off in a silver Jeep, the same vehicle he arrived in.

Crime Scene Investigators found a bullet hole in the driver’s door of Alvis’s truck and determined the firearm was fired from inside the vehicle in the direction of the driver’s seat. A spent 9mm handgun casing was found on the pavement outside of the vehicle and a single slug was found on the ground that was consistent with a 40-caliber handgun. The maroon Jeep also had a single bullet hole in the driver’s door.

After investigators identified Crayton as the suspect, he was located near the intersection of N. 25th and Holdrege Streets on Saturday, July 6, where he was taken into custody without incident just before 7 p.m. A search warrant conducted at his residence found live rounds that matched the calibers found at the scene and a handgun magazine.

LPD does not believe there is any ongoing threat to public safety. The investigation is continuing with digital evidence review and witness interviews. Those with information can call our non-emergency number at 402-441-6000 or if you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.


Tagged as: