GPS tracking places suspect at scene of Jarell Walker’s murder

Police have arrested and charged Hakeem Burroughs with the murder of Jarell Walker earlier this month.

Surveillance footage, two witness accounts, and GPS monitoring all aided in the charges brought against Burroughs, according to charging documents.

A little before midnight on June 2, police found Walker suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside an apartment building at 3712 Hayes Street, NE. During the investigation, police found multiple .40 caliber cartridge casings and several 9mm expended cartridge casings retrieved beyond the breezeway of the Paradise apartment complex where the shooting took place.

Surveillance footage retrieved from the complex captured the shooting and appeared to show Walker and a friend walking out of the breezeway with their backs toward the camera at 11:46 p.m. The footage appeared to show Walker get shot and fall to the ground. A black handgun fell out of Walker’s jacket, but was never picked up or used by Walker. The friend Walker was accompanied with also appeared to be shot, but eventually got up and limped out of the breezeway.

According to charging documents, two witnesses were located and interviewed within 48 hours of the shooting. One witness told investigators they saw Walker and Borroughs in a verbal altercation while standing in the breezeway. The witness then saw Walker walk away from the suspect with hands by his side and not holding a weapon. The witness ran from the scene when he saw Burroughs pull out a handgun. The witness heard multiple gunshots soon after. The second witness was in a vehicle in the parking lot across from the breezeway at the time of the shooting and confirmed that the shooter was Hakeem Burroughs.

During the investigation, detectives found that Burroughs was already on supervised release for a previous charge, and his location was tracked with a GPS ankle bracelet. The GPS affirmed that he was within eight feet of the breezeway area at the exact time of the shooting.

After the evidence was reviewed from these three sources, Burroughs was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He is currently being held without bail.

 

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