Suspect in Rolling Meadows Walmart Parking Lot Shooting Held on $500,000 Bail

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Christopher Walker, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect Rolling Meadows
Christopher Walker, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect Rolling Meadows.

Scene immediately after shootout in Walmart parking lot, Rolling Meadows (Note: male in handcuffs is NOT confirmed as a suspect at any time).

Christopher Walker has been charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, accused of shooting a man in the abdomen during a child custody exchange and dispute at the Walmart parking lot Golf and Algonquin roads. The 24-year-old male victim survived the shooting, but was treated extensive surgery, said Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Nicole Murphy. The charge is a felony potentially punishable by six to 30 years in prison.

Rolling Meadows police arrested the 28-year-old Indianapolis male suspect as the shooter offender in the Saturday June 15, 2019 shooting in the Rolling Meadows Walmart parking lot, 1460 Golf Road. Rolling Meadows police detectives apprehended Walker on a warrant this fourth week of August 2019.

Christopher Walker appeared in Cook County Circuit Court Friday afternoon August 23, 2019, and was ordered held on $500,000 bail.
Christopher Walker’s next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 12.

Handgun at Rolling Meadows shooting scene
Handgun at Rolling Meadows shooting scene.

Prior to his first court appearance on Friday, Walker was transported in custody to the Rolling Meadows police station Thursday, August 22, 2019 for booking of the charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. Walker was charged July 26, 2019 and police obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Investigators had leads for several locations for the suspect, but Walker’s family ties to Indianapolis prioritized one particular lead, and Christopher Walker was apprehended in Indianapolis.

Christopher Walker, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect Rolling Meadows
Christopher Walker, aggravated battery with a firearm suspect after Rolling Meadows Walmart parking lot shooting.

Police accused Walker of shooting at another man at about 4:35 p.m. Saturday June 15, 2019 during an altercation that erupted during a custody exchange of a child near the north end of Walmart’s parking lot near Golf and Algonquin roads. An exchange of gunfire ensued and several customer or employe vehicles parked in the lot were struck by bullets.

A 24-year-old male victim returned fire, but Rolling Meadows Police Department didn’t charge him because they determined he fired back in self-defense. He suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, and was transported to Level I Trauma Center Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge with a wound and was stabilized. The long-term effects of the injury were not released publicly.

The role of a third male who was seen handcuffed and detained by police after the shootout is unknown. He was apparently detained for investigation and was not a suspect.

Investigation of vehicles of innocents hit by bullets at Walmart, Rolling Meadows






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