Dumpster Search in Ofc. Walker Murder Case

Homicide investigators are looking for the shooter's clothing and gun

By Karen Araiza
|  Thursday, Aug 23, 2012  |  Updated 6:35 PM EDT
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Philadelphia Police say they know the name of the second person of interest in the murder of Officer Moses Walker, Jr. Now, they're working to find him and bring him in.

NBC10, Jesse Gary

Philadelphia Police say they know the name of the second person of interest in the murder of Officer Moses Walker, Jr. Now, they're working to find him and bring him in.

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Homicide investigators and workers with the Philadelphia Housing Authority are searching dumpsters from the apartment complex where they picked up a man to question in the murder of Officer Moses Walker, Jr. They're looking for clothing and a gun.

Sources tell NBC10 that investigators searched one dumpster and were working on searching a second one late Thursday.

The dumpsters were the closest ones to the Bartram Village Apartment building in Southwest Philadelphia where police picked up 23-year-old Rafael Jones on Wednesday, according to police sources.

Police are calling Jones a person of interest in the investigation, but Captain James Clark was bold enough to say, "We believe that he's going to be our shooter." Clark says police believe the man they're questioning is the bald man seen in a surveillance video police made public after Walker was shot to death.

Officer Walker was walking to a bus stop last Saturday morning, Aug. 18, on his way home after work. It was around 6 a.m. when he was gunned down at 20th and Cecil B. Moore Avenue in North Philly.

Investigators say robbery was the motive and they've based that on the surveillance video. There are two suspects police are after and Commissioner Charles Ramsey says they also know who the second man is and they're working to bring him in.

Officer Walker, 40, was a 19-year veteran of the force. He worked for the 22nd District. His viewing is on Sunday, Aug. 26 from 6 to 10 p.m. at  Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 2001 Lehigh Ave.

The Viewing will continue from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27 also at Deliverance Evangelistic Church

Funeral services are set to begin at 10 a.m. at Deliverance Evangelistic Church

Walker will be buried later Monday at Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne, Pa.

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