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Person Of Interest In Barber Shop Shootings Charged In Assault On Federal Officer

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A man Detroit police questioned in this week’s deadly barber shop shootings has been charged in a related case.

Larry O’Neil Walker, II, has been charged with assaulting a federal officer — that charge stemming from an incident that took place before he taken into custody in Rochester Hills the day after the barber shop killings.

Police said that, while under surveillance by an officer with the FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force, Walker noticed an agent in an unmarked car tried to cut him off, and her then pursued the agent in his own vehicle.

Police said Walker bumped into the agent’s car several times while the two traveled at a high rate of speed on Rochester Road.

Officers eventually stopped Walker and he was taken into custody.

Police Chief James Craig said Walker was wearing body armor at the time of his arrest.

The charges against Walker were filed three days after nine people were shot, three of them fatally, in what Craig called an act of “urban terrorism.”

No one has been charged in the barber shop shootings. Walker has been called a person of interest in that case.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for the tip that leads to an arrest.  Anyone with information about this is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK-Up (1-800-773-2587 ). Tipsters may also submit information online at this link.

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