Kelvion Walker Says He's Not a Carjacker, Has No Idea Why a Dallas Cop Shot Him

Kelvion Walker says he didn't know he was sitting in a stolen car on December 9. He'd just hopped in the passenger seat of the Chevrolet Malibu driven by 19-year-old Reginald Robertson, whom he describes as a close friend.

It came as a surprise, then, when Robertson bailed out of the driver's seat as the car crept through the parking lot of the St. Augustine Townhomes. Doubly so when the Dallas police officer who was attempting to pull them over, identified as senior corporal Amy Wilbur, shot Walker as he sat there with his hands up.

"I see the lady get out of the car. She walks past. She has the gun out. She's walking towards my friend that ran, and just so happened she looked at me," Walker told Fox 4 from his hospital bed. "Soon as she looked at me, she shot. She didn't say nothing, and then I just started screaming, 'What you shoot me for?' And then she was like, 'I'm sorry. I didn't try to,' and stuff like that. And I just remember passing out."

See also: Kelvion Walker, the Man Shot Monday by Dallas Police, Had His Hands in the Air, Witness Says

The car had been stolen at gunpoint about an hour earlier from a southern Dallas gas station. Police located the vehicle parked in a lot in the 9500 block of Military Parkway using data from its GPS device, then positioned undercover officers to watch. When they spotted Robertson and Walker get into the car, they radioed for patrol officers to perform a traffic stop.

Walker is recovering from the shooting after what The Dallas Morning News describes as "several surgeries to repair stomach and intestinal injuries."

Wilbur, who reportedly perceived Walker to be an imminent threat, is on administrative leave while DPD conducts an internal affairs investigation. She is one of the first officers to be subject to a new DPD policy that allows officers involved in shootings three days before they have to answer questions.

A witness, the manager of the St. Augustine Townhomes, came forward early in the investigation and confirmed Walker's claim that he had his hands in the air when Wilbur fired.

See also: Right to Remain Silent: Is Dallas' New Police Shooting Guideline Good Policy or Double Standard?

"It's just something I learned growing up," Walker told the DMN. "Hands up. Don't move."

Robertson and two 15-year-olds were arrested on Monday and charged with a carjacking that occurred on December 8, the day before the Malibu was stolen. Police say the investigation into Walker and Robertson's involvement in the Malibu carjacking is ongoing.

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16 comments
lecterman
lecterman

He doesn't know why he was shot?  It's because he is black.


Should he be expected to ask anyone he rides with where they got their car?


I never ask my friends that.


Should he have asked his friend because his friend is black?


Isn't that a bit presumptive and racist?  He's not white, so why would he assume that the car was stolen?

killwhitepriv
killwhitepriv

Too bad, so sad, fuck you, hope you die anyways

whocareswhatithink
whocareswhatithink

This was December 9th, so that's more than 3 days for the police officer to have given a statement - any chance you want to actually do some reporting instead of a cut and paste?

lebowski300
lebowski300

So his story is that he has a friend that steals a car at gunpoint an hour earlier who says nothing to him about that? Hmmm. At the very least he *didn't* "learn growing up" was how to select even bearable human beings as friends.


oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

She had THREE DAYS to respond ..... I wonder if the office has recovered from the injuries and whiplash she received as she was tossed under that passing BUS by the DPD Public information office which released the witness statement Just a few hours after the incident saying she just shot him while he was sitting there ?


I think we might have a case of Mixed signals ?

Greg820
Greg820

Ca-ching, indeed.  So does the City of Dallas (i.e. taxpayers) actually pay for the settlement or is there some insurance that ultimately pays?  Anyone know the CORRECT answer?

casiepierce
casiepierce

@lebowski300Totally. Because my friends always roll up in strange cars and I never suspect a thing!

Lorlee
Lorlee

@Greg820I believe that the City of Dallas is self-insured.  


CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum topcommenter

@casiepierce @lebowski300 I can at least imagine a scenario where the two aren't close friends and when this one asked his buddy where he got the car, he was told a story like "I'm borrowing it from my cousin or my other friend." As is the case with most of these things, we don't have all the facts

casiepierce
casiepierce

@CogitoErgoSum@casiepierce@lebowski300Highly doubtful. The friend has a history of stealing cars. The DMN says that they were close friends. Not saying he should have been shot but he does need a better class of friends. And better judgment.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@tdkisok i just said it was a POSSIBILITY, do you assume everyone is guilty. sonofabitch. Jeses christ, innocent until proven guilty unless its a jury of Unfair Park idiots

tdkisok
tdkisok

@ScottsMerkin


I'm no racist troll ya idiot.  Go back and read my history. 


Just because the guy says he didn't know it was stolen make it a fact. Or are you under the impression that every person in the prison system is innocent? 

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