February 24, 2017The Richmond Police Department has determined an approximate time of death in the fatal shootings last week at the Oliver Crossing Apartment Complex.
RPD Detectives believe the shootings occurred approximately 24 hours before the bodies of Shaquenda Walker, Deborah Walker and Walter Gaines, III were found the morning of February 16th and that they occurred in quick succession with Gaines shooting the two females before turning the gun on himself. They used findings from the Medical Examiner, interviews with family members and phone records to establish that estimate.The two children under the age of five who were found unharmed in the apartment have been placed with family members. At last report, they were doing well considering the circumstances.
At approximately 8:27 a.m., Thursday, February 16, RPD officers were called to the 1300 block of Coalter Street for a report of several persons down. They quickly located three bodies in an apartment there. All three had been shot. They all were pronounced dead at the scene.RPD detectives are not looking for additional persons at this time in this case. They believe there is no on-going threat to the community.
RPD detectives ask anyone who may have other information about this case to call Major Crimes Detective Rashaan Wigfall at (804) 646-6769 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “iTip” followed by your tip.
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