For Immediate Release 8/3/2016
Donnell Walker was convicted of first degree murder, use of a firearm in a crime of violence, and reckless endangerment for executing Victor Gwaltney and shooting another man.
Assistant State’s Attorney Michael J. Dunty prosecuted this case.
On March 25, 2015, at approximately 2:00 p.m., in the 4100 block of 10th Street in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood, Donnell Walker was seen by a witness handling a gun.
Walker who was on a bicycle, rode over to a crowd standing in the roadway and shot Gwaltney in the head. When the victim fell to the ground, Walker shot him several more times in the head and body. In total, Gwaltney suffered six gunshot wounds, three in the head and three in the upper body.
As the crowd scattered, Walker shot another man, who survived. Walker then fled the area.
Walker’s DNA was located on the bicycle which was left at the scene of the shooting. Investigators also developed witnesses who confirmed Walker’s identity and his role in the shooting.
This was a senseless and unnecessary murder. I want the public to know that the record number of murders that occurred last year are not going unpunished and we will continue to aggressively pursue violent individuals with no regard for human life.” State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.
The State’s Attorney’s Office has maintained an 80% homicide conviction rate. Walker is scheduled for sentencing October 4th, 2016.