Man accused in tragic murder of toddler son arrives at Muscogee Co. Jail
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A manhunt has ended in the arrest of a father accused of killing his 4-year-old son and critically injuring the child’s mother in an early morning south Columbus apartment shooting.
Law officials say on Sept. 18, slightly after 8 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting at Liberty Commons Apartments on North Lumpkin Road. When police arrived on the scene, a woman was found suffering from gunshot wounds. Another victim, who was identified as her son, Jacquese Walker, Jr., was found soon after and pronounced dead at the scene just before 9 a.m.
During the Violent Crimes Unit’s investigation, the child’s father, 35-year-old Jacquese Antwan Walker, Sr., was developed as a suspect. He is wanted for murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
The mother of the child remains in the hospital in critical condition.
It is unclear where Walker, Sr. was captured. However, he was taken into custody on Sept. 19 around 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to appear in Recorder’s Court on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m. He will be held at the Muscogee County Jail until his hearing.
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