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Durham man charged in connection with chase, shooting

Posted October 18, 2012

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— A 44-year-old Durham man is facing multiple felony charges after police arrested him in connection with a foot chase and shooting Wednesday afternoon in east Durham.

According to police, Gerald Eugene Walker, of Walton Street, fired shots at police officers shortly after 3 p.m. after he was stopped in a dark gray 1992 Honda Accord in the area of Southerland and Holloway streets.

Walker was charged Thursday with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and resisting, delaying and obstructing a government officials. 

Police also served two outstanding warrants on Walker, charging him with two counts of felony conspiracy, one count each of felony larceny, attempted felony larceny, first-degree sexual offense with a minor and felony speeding to elude law enforcement officers. 

The larceny charges stem from the attempted theft of two Apple computers from the Art Institute on Blackwell Street on June 9, 2011, and the theft of four Apple computers from the same location on June 16, 2011, police said. The first-degree sexual offense with a minor charge is in connection with a 2010 case, police said. 

Walker was in the Durham county jail Thursday under a $7.78 million bond. 

Police were still searching Thursday for the driver of the 1992 Honda Accord, who left the scene during the foot chase. No other information was released.

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  • lcornetti2 Oct 22, 2012

    there were warrants for this man. He couldn't be charged and detained until he was caught. There is no telling what came to light once he was in custody for this offense, so obviously the critic here is clueless about due process and so forth. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Good job, DPD. This guy is a scourge.

  • beach2011 Oct 19, 2012

    THANK YOU runurse01

  • runurse01 Oct 18, 2012

    Technetium 9.....how immature and inappropriate, I"m sorry for you! Newsflash back....Durham PD have no control of who walks/doesn't walk. That would be your court system. And you want Durham PD to "catch the violent preditors and thieves" but don't care about anything else????....oh yeah, doing that is SO very easy and would just make the world such a better place. Clearly you don't understand/realize what Durham PD do everyday. Wow!!!

  • johnny2times Oct 18, 2012

    So Durham PD lets a sexual preditor/theif walk the streets for 2 years. were is the outrage? Newsflash to Durham PD: we want you to catch the violent preditors and thieves we dont care about anything else you do.

    technetium9
    October 18, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Its NOT the police that let him out...its THE COURTS! Police arrest and charge....judges decide punishment..get your facts straight before blaming the cops.

  • mike honcho Oct 18, 2012

    technetium9-

    really?, this is this best you have to offer to this story?
    really?

  • technetium9 Oct 18, 2012

    So Durham PD lets a sexual preditor/theif walk the streets for 2 years. were is the outrage?
    Newsflash to Durham PD: we want you to catch the violent preditors and thieves we dont care about anything else you do.

  • runurse01 Oct 18, 2012

    Couldn't agree more slickgirl24!!!! So thankful for our Durham PD and what they do for us everyday! I hope justice is served for Mr. Walker!

  • duuuwat Oct 18, 2012

    Walker was in the Durham county jail Thursday under a $7.78 million bond.....duuuuuuuwaaaaaaatttttttt

  • bubbaredneck Oct 18, 2012

    another good reason to keep the death penalty!! "sexual assault on a minor" no reason to feed him!!! Let the lord handle him!!

  • slickgirl24 Oct 18, 2012

    Durham's finest take down one of Durham's dumbest; keep the bond high and out of reach and throw away the key on this one. Glad that no one got injured or worse.

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