Alleged shooter still in Texas
The 26-year-old man facing a murder charge in connection with an early Saturday morning shooting that left a local man dead was still being held at the Harris County Jail in Texas without bond on Thursday.
Tashawn Walker, 26, of Baytown, Texas, was scheduled to appear in criminal court Thursday morning in Houston. Information about the results of that proceeding was not available from court officials there.
Meanwhile, court documents show that Warren city police asked for a hold to be placed on Walker in Texas until his extradition papers were issued. Local officials also were waiting to be notified of when Walker could be released in Texas and moved to Warren.
According to Warren Municipal Court records, city police issued an arrest warrant for Walker on Saturday shortly after Richard Rollison IV, 24, was fatally wounded at the Sunoco Service Station on West Market Street. Walker was arrested by U.S. Marshals at a home in Texas on Monday.
Walker is the brother of Taemarr Walker, 24, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with Warren police Oct. 19 near the intersection of Palmyra and Risher Road S.W.
Dashboard camera recordings from one of the Warren police cruisers at the scene of the gas station shooting revealed that Richard C. Rollison IV identified Tashawn “Boo” Walker as the man who shot him in the parking lot of the Sunoco gas station just before 1 a.m.
The video, released by city police to the Tribune Chronicle Tuesday after a public records request, reveals the aftermath of the shooting, including conversations between a dying Rollison and police.
Shortly before that shooting, Tashawn Walker and Thomas Walker are alleged to have gone to J&L Lounge in Warren Township to confront one or more persons attending a private party they believed made comments about Taemarr’s death. A fight in the lounge moved outside and shots were fired at the building.
Warren and the surrounding area were on “heightened alert” last week after Taemarr Walker’s death. Officials at the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Warren Post in Southington confirmed that Warren police had asked OSHP to help saturate the area with police presence as a precaution.
State Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents are investigating the police-involved shooting that killed Taemarr Walker after the car he was in went off the road. Police can be heard on dash camera video, while at the scene of Taemarr Walker’s death, discussing a report that he had been on his way to shoot up a local bar when the car went off the road.