Charleston police searching for domestic violence suspect

Charleston police searching for domestic violence suspect
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Charleston Police Department is looking for a man wanted for violent crimes regarding an incident that occurred April 14.

Devin Riley Walker is wanted for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Officers responded to the 30 block of Franklin Street at around 11:15 a.m. in reference to a domestic disturbance that could reportedly be heard on a 911 open line.

Upon arrival, officers saw a man, later identified as Walker, walk out the front door, grab a cell phone off the ground and then reenter the home. When officers walked up to the door, the man had reportedly already left the home through the back door.

The victim told officers Walker called her on her phone and told her he wanted to talk. She told him if he came over then she would call the police, to which Walker replied he was already outside and kicked open the front door, according to the incident report. Walker then got into a physical struggle with the victim.

The victim called the police but the phone dropped on the ground outside, according to the incident report.

Walker reportedly pushed the victim to the floor and slammed her head into the ground. He then reportedly pulled out a gun and held it to the victim's head.

According to the victim, Walker was under the impression the victim called her mother rather than the police, so he went outside to get the phone so she could call her mother again to tell her not to come. However, when he saw the police coming, he ran out the back door.

The victim's 2-year-old child was in the home during the altercation. The victim had injuries on her forehead, chin and arms but denied transportation to the hospital.

Walker left behind his sweatshirt that contained the gun used during the crime, which was reportedly stolen.

Anyone with information is asked to call the on-duty CPD Central Detective at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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