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Grand jury indicts alleged shooter in RaceTrac murder

A federal grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing Elijah Wood, the clerk at a RaceTrac store in Watkinsville who was shot to death last year.

Ahkil Nasir Crumpton faces life in prison if convicted of the most severe charges which include charges of murder, attempted robbery, and use and discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

According to the indictment, Crumpton’s co-defendant, who is identified as James Armstrong, illegally purchased the Glock pistol used to kill Wood. Investigators say the Commerce man bought the weapon at a gun store in Athens less than six weeks prior to the shooting. Armstrong allegedly claimed on a transaction form that he was buying the pistol for himself, but it was really for Crumpton.

The 24-year-old Philadelphia native Crumpton, who played football for UGA in 2017 and 2018 was arrested in his hometown and charged with murder on March 16. Wood died March 19th, 2021 while working the graveyard shift by himself at the store on Hog Mountain Road.