For Immediate Release - May 02, 2011

Police Seek Public's Help to Solve Lawrence Murder

Lawrence and State Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a murder that took the life of Timothy Walker, 20, of 375 Lowell Street, Lawrence.

Walker was shot in the head by a man wielding a shotgun while sitting on his front porch shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, 2010.  Walker was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he died the next day. 

Police are releasing a videotape of a man suspected in the killing.

“Normally we don’t release evidence in a pending criminal investigation,” said Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett, “but the investigation has stalled and we need to take this step.  I am urging anyone who may recognize this man, or who has information about this murder to contact Lawrence Police.” 

The suspect, who was driven to the scene by another person in a Nissan Murano, is believed to be a Hispanic male, about 6 feet tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds.  He was wearing a white t-shirt, black shorts and a black baseball cap.     

The motive for the murder remains under investigation, but it is believed that Walker was the intended target.

Walker’s organs were donated by his family upon his death.