Timestamp8/20/14 22:18
Date Searched17-Sep-13
StateNC - North Carolina
Victim NameDerek Deandre Walker
Victim's Age26
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired1
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponFirearm; not stated
SummaryA 26-year-old man who was shot to death by police in downtown Durham Tuesday afternoon posted on his Facebook page before the fatal standoff that he was upset about a custody dispute over his son and that he hoped to die soon. Investigators say Derek Deandre Walker walked into downtown Durham's CCB Plaza on Corcoran Street shortly after 4 p.m., distraught, waving a gun and shouting. WRAL News video from the scene showed what appeared to be Walker repeatedly saying "shoot me" while pointing his gun at officers. Negotiations failed, and the standoff ended about an hour later with police Cpl. R. C. Swartz firing at Walker. He died at a local hospital.
Source Linkhttp://www.wral.com/man-killed-in-durham-police-standoff-snapped-close-friend-says/12899940/
Name of Officer or OfficersCpl. R. C. Swartz
County StateDurham NC - North Carolina
City StateDurham NC - North Carolina