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Fred Settles III Sought in Due West Avenue Shooting

August 11, 2014

August 11, 2014


Arrest warrants charging attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault have been issued against Fred Allen Settles III, 25, who is accused of shooting into a car last night occupied by four people who arranged to meet Settles at an apartment complex at 463 Due West Avenue.
According to one of the victims, they were meeting Settles because he had some stolen money to return.  Instead, Settles allegedly approached the vehicle and demanded their money.  When one of the victims threw cash out the window, Settles reportedly fired one shot into the car, striking back seat passenger Crystal Reeves.  Reeves, 29, is in stable condition at Skyline Hospital.
Settles, of 43rd Avenue North, has previous drug possession convictions.  Anyone seeing Settles or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.  Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at  Those who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.  

Fred Allen Settles III