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Raleigh man pleads guilty in friend's shooting death

Posted February 21, 2014

Alexander Leon Walton

— A Raleigh man pleaded guilty Friday to involuntary manslaughter in the August shooting death of his friend.

Alexander Leon Walton, 21, of 4704 Grand Cypress Court, also pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 15 to 27 months in prison, followed by two years on probation.

Officers responding to a home at 2110 Groundwater Place in east Raleigh on Aug. 6 found Bryan Keith Gill Jr., 21, dead inside.

Walton told authorities that he and Gill were playing with guns, pretending to shoot each other, when one gun fired and Gill was shot.

According to court records, Walton previously pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in a June 2011 murder in which he and three other people were charged. He served two years on supervised probation.


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  • A person Feb 21, 2014

    Guns are not toys, and they are ALWAYS LOADED

  • dbop90 Feb 21, 2014

    Lock him up and throw the key away! And people wonder why our world keeps getting worse.

  • Bobby Caudle Feb 21, 2014
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    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?, 15 to 27 months. our system is failing! period. dang bleeding heart librals.