Little Elm Police Say They Killed Suspect That Murdered Detective Jerry Walker

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LITTLE ELM (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Medical Examiner says the man responsible for killing Detective Jerry Walker died as a result of gun fire by Little Elm Police.

Walker, an 18-year veteran of the Little Elm Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on January 17 after responding to a report of an armed individual in a Little Elm neighborhood.

A spokesperson for the Denton County Sheriff’s Office said police responded to a report of a man with a gun around 4:05 p.m. in the residential neighborhood near Waterview and Turtle Cove.

When officers arrived they heard a man who had a rifle yelling from a backyard.

Detective Walker was one of several officers who tried to talk with the Garcia as he went inside the home. But the suspect started firing at officers through a door or window.

Walker was shot in the upper body and was taken by CareFlite to Denton Regional Hospital where he was surrounded by family, friends and fellow officers.

He later died from his injuries.

According to KRLD’s L.P. Phillips, the Tarrant County Medical Examiner says 46-year-old Rudy Garcia’s death was caused by a gunshot wound to the head… but more importantly, he was killed by returned gun fire from Little Elm officers.

Little Elm Police Chief Rodney Harrison said Garcia remained barricaded in his home until his death sometime before 10:20 p.m that day.

Jerry Garcia said his brother, Rudy, suffered from schizophrenia and believes he was off of his medication when the fatal shooting took place.

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