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Police Arrest 3 Men in Milton Shooting Death

A CrimeStoppers tip and a description of the vehicle used by the men helped police identify the suspects in the fatal shooting of Christopher Walker earlier this month.

UPDATED 4 p.m.: Charges against the suspects have been updated, and a photo of the third suspect has been added.

An Alpharetta man and two Roswell men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of 19-year-old Christopher Walker on March 12 outside his Milton home.  

Milton police, with the assistance of the Roswell and Alpharetta police departments and North Fulton SWAT, made the arrests after obtaining warrants against the three men on Tuesday, March 26. The three men were arrested overnight March 27 and 28:

  • Matthew Allen Goins, 20, of Alpharetta;
  • Michael Denay Grant, 23, of Roswell, and;
  • Richard Bernard Davidson, 20, of Roswell

They are all in Fulton County Jail without bond.

"Grant and Goins went to court this morning for a first appearance hearing at the Fulton County Jail," according to Tracey Flanagan of the Fulton County Sheriff's Office. "The judge denied bond and the next hearing will be held April 11th at 9 a.m. in 8C."

Grant and Goins were charged with murder and criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. Grant was also charged with aggravated assault, and Goins was charged with armed robbery.

Davidson was just checked into Fulton County Jail, Flanagn said. She expects him to have a hearing at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 29. He faces charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Charges may be amended at his first appearance hearing. 

Walker, an Alpharetta High School graduate, was shot once in the head just before 7:30 p.m. in the driveway of his Silhouette Court home. He was transported to North Fulton Regional Hospital, where he died.

Officers believe the suspects targeted Walker because of his gold chain and followed him from an Alpharetta Taco Bell to his home.

Leads in the case came through the and officers were able to locate the suspects based on a description of the car used in the crime. A reward had been offered in the case.

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Cogito Ergo Sum March 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I hope all three get the needle for killing that young man over a stupid gold chain. What is wrong with these people? Who does that?
Bulldog March 29, 2013 at 01:44 AM
"Officers believe the suspects targeted Walker because of his gold chain and followed him from an Alpharetta Taco Bell to his home." So the value of life is now measured in one gold necklace. Pathetic and sad.
J D Fowler March 29, 2013 at 04:40 PM
It is really sad! My friend's old father was beat with a baseball bat for a chain and $7.00 in his pocket and was left to be an invalid in bed for the remaining years he lived. The world is down right crazy and I am a firm believer of karma....what goes around comes around....and when it does, it is not pretty.
Pamela R March 29, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Makes me wonder about their parents too. How were taught growing up? Were these kids raised to know God, respect life and law, setting a good example, or did their parents let them run amuck doing what they wanted, and taking what they wanted with no regard of the consequences. I think a lot of a persons character, morals, and integrity is learned and developed at home. The world is sadly lacking the kind of parents children need these days. My sympathy to the family, what an horrific tragedy for them. followed home and killed for a gold chain.....really????? Guess no one reallly is safe anymore.
K Tbo April 14, 2013 at 02:39 AM
These guys are such horrible human beings, still so close to being raised, how could their parent be anything but scumbags, too. Their parents deserve to be in the jail cell with them.
dfgdf April 17, 2013 at 07:50 PM
These pea brain, punk wanna-be thugs are just doing what their families taught them. Be thugs. Now you all can rot in jail, HOMIES!

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