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Police Arrest 3 Men in Milton Shooting Death

A CrimeStoppers tip and a description of the vehicle used by the men helped police identify the suspects in the fatal shooting of Christopher Walker earlier this month.

Police Arrest 3 Men in Milton Shooting Death Police Arrest 3 Men in Milton Shooting Death

UPDATED 4 p.m.: Charges against the suspects have been updated, and a photo of the third suspect has been added.

An Alpharetta man and two Roswell men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Christopher Walker on March 12 outside his Milton home.  

Milton police, with the assistance of the Roswell and Alpharetta police departments and North Fulton SWAT, made the arrests after obtaining warrants against the three men on Tuesday, March 26. The three men were arrested overnight March 27 and 28:

  • Matthew Allen Goins, 20, of Alpharetta;
  • Michael Denay Grant, 23, of Roswell, and;
  • Richard Bernard Davidson, 20, of Roswell

They are all in Fulton County Jail without bond.

"Grant and Goins went to court this morning for a first appearance hearing at the Fulton County Jail," according to Tracey Flanagan of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. "The judge denied bond and the next hearing will be held April 11th at 9 a.m. in 8C."

Grant and Goins were charged with murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. Grant was also charged with aggravated assault, and Goins was charged with armed robbery.

Davidson was just checked into Fulton County Jail, Flanagn said. She expects him to have a hearing at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29. He faces charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Charges may be amended at his first appearance hearing. 

Walker, an Alpharetta High School graduate, was shot once in the head just before 7:30 p.m. in the driveway of his Silhouette Court home. He was transported to North Fulton Regional Hospital, where he died.

Officers believe the suspects targeted Walker because of his gold chain and followed him from an Alpharetta Taco Bell to his home.

Leads in the case came through the and officers were able to locate the suspects based on a description of the car used in the crime. A reward had been offered in the case.

See Also: – Posted March 15, 2013

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