Suspect in Albany Toyota service center identified

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The man who allegedly killed the mother of his child at a Toyota service center on September 21 has been identified. 

Lamar Walker, 24, of Vacaville, allegedly shot Alonna Gallon, 24, of Richmond before he was killed by police.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the Albany Police Department and Berkeley Police Department were dispatched to the service center at 1025 Eastshore Highway just before 11:15 a.m. after a report of an active shooter. 

Police were told a man with a gun entered the business and started shooting. 

Officers entered the building and went to look for the victims and the suspect. They saw Walker crouched near a desk in a “large open area of the office” and was pointing a silver revolver at the entryway. 

Five officers fired at him. 

Per the sheriff’s office, Walker “may have attempted suicide before the arrival of law enforcement,” but he did not do so successfully and was killed by police gunfire. Gallon was found dead as well with a gunshot to the head.

Walker and Gallon leave behind a 7-year-old son named King. Gallon was remembered by her family as a caring, kind, and shy person “who had a lot of love to give and more life to live.”

“Alonna was tragically killed at her place of employment by her child’s father after making a conscience decision to distance herself from him due to his reckless behaviors. Alonna tried to the best of her individual abilities to create a healthy co-parenting relationship with King’s father but it unfortunately didn’t stop him from brutally taking her life,” Gallon’s mother, Yuvonda Gallon wrote on a GoFundMe.


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