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Monday, 14 July 2008 03:08

Suspect Sought For Attempted Murder In Pine Grove

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slide8.pngThe Amador County Sheriff’s Department is seeking a fugitive suspect charged with the attempted murder of a gun shot victim who staggered into the Sutter Amador Hospital emergency room early last week. On July 7, 2008 at approximately 1 am, Jackson Police Officers were dispatched to the hospital and determined that the shooting had taken place somewhere in the unincorporated area of the county.  Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies responded and began the investigation. The thirty year old male victim, a resident of Pine Grove, reported that he and a friend had gone to a residence at 17801 Redberry Lane in Pine Grove, where until recently he and his wife had been tenants.

The victim reported that upon entry into the residence his wife’s new boyfriend shot him three times with a short barreled shotgun.  The victim identified the shooter as Josh Walker.  The victim said he was able to exit the residence at which time his friend drove him to and dropped him off at Sutter Amador Hospital. The victim was subsequently transported to Sutter Roseville Hospital for treatment. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the residence at 17801 Redberry Lane, in Pine Grove.  Upon arrival and after conducting an initial assessment of the residence, deputies observed a large quantity of blood and three expended shotgun shells. 

Investigators have also assessed numerous items of physical evidence and conducted supplemental interviews of theslide12.png victim, witnesses and associates. The firearm used in the shooting has not yet been recovered. The suspect in the shooting has been identified as Joshua Cornell Walker, 23, a resident at 16626 Meadow Vista Drive in Pioneer.  Walker is wanted for attempted murder, felony possession of a firearm, and possession of an illegal firearm. In addition, there is currently a no bail warrant for Walker’s arrest for violation of parole. Anyone having information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Joshua Cornell Walker is asked to call the Amador County Sheriff’s Office at 223-6500 or Amador County Secret Witness at 223-4900. 

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