Domestic violence suspect surrenders in Florida; ex-wife 'not expected to recover'


Correction: This story has been corrected to say the victim has been placed on life support. Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says they had originally received incorrect information that the victim died.

UPDATE (4/17):

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBMA) - Jefferson County authorities say suspect Dereck Walker surrendered Tuesday to Escambia County authorities in Pensacola, Fla. Authorities were able to obtain a confession and the gun used in the crime.

Walker will be extradited to Jefferson County, where he currently has arrest warrants for attempted murder and armed burglary.

Walker's ex-wife is "not expected to recover" from her injuries, Jefferson County Sheriff's officials say.


Authorities say a 45-year-old woman has been placed on life support as a result of domestic violence.

Monday morning, Jefferson County deputies arrived at a home on Trenton Street to find a woman suffering from gunshot wound. She was transported to an area hospital, where she was later placed on life support.

Deputies say the woman's ex-husband broke into the home where she and her children live. The children were able to flee to a neighbor's home and were not injured. The woman and suspect began to argue when he pulled a gun and shot her.

The man, identified as 46-year-old Dereck Jamaille Walker, drove away from the scene in a 1996 silver Acura with a tag reading 1CM3884.

Walker is described as a bald male with a beard. He is 5'8" tall and weighs roughly 200 pounds.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.

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