Easter Sun­day shoot­ing ar­rest made

North Penn Life - - FRONT PAGE - By Linda Finarelli OfiQDUHOOL@PRQWJRPHUYQHWV.com

A Philadel­phia man has been ar­rested on charges of at­tempted mur­der fol­low­ing an Easter Sun­day shoot­ing in Lans­dale. Mont­gomery County aistrict At­tor­ney Risa setri Fer­man and Lans­dale Bor­ough po­lice Chief Robert Mcayre an­nounced the ar­rest Tues­day.

Karim Walker, 20, was ar­rested April 1 af­ter he alOHJHGOY fiUHG D VKRW DW KLV girl­friend’s brothers around 4 p.m. March 31, ac­cord­ing to the Mont­gomery County DLVWULFW $WWRUQHY’V 2IfiFH. Walker was charged with at­tempted mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­su­alt and re­lated of­fenses, the re­lease said.

Lans­dale, Towa­mencin and rp­per Gwynedd town­ship po­lice re­sponded to a report of a shoot­ing on the unit block RI 5LGJH 6WUHHW WR fiQG WKDW WKH al­leged shooter, Walker, had flHG HDVWERUQG RQ 5RUWH 63 LQ a black Ford Srs, the re­lease said. No one had been in­jured, and a short time later, Walker was ap­pre­hended by Lower Gwynedd po­lice with his 2-year-old child in the ve­hi­cle with him, the report states.

April 1, po­lice ex­e­cuted a search war­rant on the ve­hi­cle and found a 9 mm semi-au­to­matic pis­tol that had been re­ported stolen in Philadel­phia in Au­gust 2012 along with seven small bags of sus­pected mar­i­juana, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­vealed an on­go­ing dis­pute be­tween Walker and the brothers of Walker’s girl­friend. On Easter Sun­day, while at his girl­friend’s res­i­dence on East Main Street, Walker had a con­fronta­tion with two of her brothers that spilled into the al­ley out­side, where Walker be­gan yelling at the brothers and then pulled a hand­gun from his waist­band, pointed WKH JUQ DW WKHP DQG fiUHG RQH VKRW EHIRUH flHHLQJ WKH VFHQH with his child in the ve­hi­cle, WKH D$’V RI­fiFH VDLG.

Fol­low­ing his ap­pre­hen­sion, Walker was ar­raigned be­fore Mag­is­te­rial aistrict Judge An­drea auffy, who set bail at $500,000 and he was taken to the Mont­gomery County Cor­rec­tional Fa­cil­ity. A pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing is sched­uled for Tues­day, April 9.

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