One arrested in shooting involving police

Gerald Walker (Photo courtesy of Durham County)

October 18, 2012 6:29:45 AM PDT
Police said a man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a shooting incident involving officers.

It started at 3:09 p.m. when an officer stopped a dark gray 1992 Honda Accord on Southerland Street near Holloway Street.

A passenger in the car, 44-year-old Gerald Walker, got out and started running, according to authorities. The officer chased him and during the foot chase, shots were fired. No one was injured.

Walker was arrested a short time later near Hardee Street and was taken to Durham police headquarters for questioning. Police said the driver of the Honda left the scene during the chase and they were looking for him.

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

He was also wanted for other prior offenses, including two counts of felony conspiracy, one count of felony larceny, one count of attempted felony larceny, one count of first-degree sexual offense with a minor and one count of 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 Art Institute on June 16, 2011. The first-degree sexual offense with a minor charge is in connection with a 2010 case.

Walker is currently being held in Durham County Jail under a $7,780,000 bond.

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