Hephzibah shooting leaves one dead

By: Jessica Floyd Email
By: Jessica Floyd Email

HEPHZIBAH, Ga. - The corner of Patrick Avenue and James Drive is where 20 year-old Sylvester Walker was shot and killed Monday night around 8 p.m.

According to Richmond County Investigators, Donald Harmon has been arrested and charged with murder in the case.

Investigators say the problems started with an earlier shooting right around the corner on Ramswood Drive.

That shooting happened at Lawanda Taylor's home. She says Walker and Harmon shot through her window and they were aiming for her son.

"They shot two shots through my son's bedroom window," says Taylor, "that shot would've probably went straight through his head because his computer sits right there."

Taylor says she didn't waste any time calling deputies and filing an incident report. She says soon after the deputies arrived Walker and Harmon traveled to Patrick Avenue and started shooting again.

Sergeant Richard Roundtree says that's when Walker and Harmon began arguing and it quickly turned deadly.

"As a continuation of that shooting, the suspect and the victim got into a verbal altercation over the original shooting. The suspect produced a semi-automatic handgun, fired one round, striking the victim in the chest," said Roundtree.

The bullet killed 20 year-old Sylvester Walker. Lawanda Taylor says she's thankful her son wasn't hurt.

"If he had been in the room, and he just happened not to be in that room at that time, they would have killed my child," says Taylor, "He can't live here anymore. They tried to kill my son yesterday."


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  • by nessa Location: FL on Jun 22, 2010 at 06:07 PM
    I LOVED JJ he was my first love im always gone love and miss him i love you scooby..
  • by Mz.Trina Location: palm bay on Feb 26, 2008 at 07:55 AM
    he wasnt just my best friend he was my big brother, and now apart of me has been ripped apart. I miss u bro and love u.. y did u have to leave home.. i guess we all gotta go sometime, but i aint think u would leave me so soon... 5 star babygurl..Scooby and Dory 4 eva..i'll see u again someday..R.I.P
  • by ChainZ Location: Palm Bay 187 on Jan 2, 2008 at 02:21 PM
    J.J. AkA Capone, Thats wut we called him...**** Dogg, I wish u never hadda leave Palm Bay! I wish we coulda kept pushin the music Thang. I Still got ur Song man, all hits, N ima Steady Bump them N keep U Voice heard thru me mann I love u dogg ****, 1
  • by Stacey Location: Palm Bay Floirda on Dec 14, 2007 at 05:42 PM
    Jay Jay you were my best friend And i love u dearly and miss you still you will always be in my heart, and while you are home rest in Peace donald will hopefully be in jail till he dies. bless him family for rasing such an idiotic kid and bless your family for raising a suljur and good man...
  • by Shontreise Location: Palm Bay on Oct 20, 2007 at 11:28 AM
    Rest in peace j.j Walker aka scooby,you were my fiance, we were together for four years, you were my other half, and i am lost without you, i will never forget you and i will always love you. No one can replace you ever!
  • by x.gowins & t.wilson Location: palm bay,florida on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:50 AM
    i miss my boy!!! and love him...i knew him since little league football to high school football and he taught me alot! r.i.p
  • by friends from bayside Location: palm bay,florida on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:44 AM
    Were gonna miss you n you were a good person at heart...it's sad you had to go like this but your in a better palce now ..Were GoNa MiSs YoU!!!! FREE CAHD HARRIS!!!
  • by Ashley Location: Florida (PB) on Oct 15, 2007 at 06:46 PM
    *R*I*P* J.J. This should have never happened... "Only the Good Die Young". The viewing is Tommorrow October 16,2007 from 4-7 at Mitchells Funeral Home. And the Funeral will also take place at Mitchells Funeral home it starts exactly at 12 .. The address is 501 Fairvilla, Orlando..
  • by G.DUNN Location: Augusta on Oct 12, 2007 at 12:17 PM
    Slyvester was a sweetheart we had just recently started talking and he treated me as if the world revolved around me. He didn't deserve to die he was a wonderful person and i pray that Donald gets what he deserves. God bless the family and his friends! I will keep you in my prayers! I love you Slyvester you will be truly missed
  • by Anonymous Location: Montgomery on Oct 11, 2007 at 09:37 AM
    Will you all post the funeral date, time, and place? Thanks.
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