88-Year-Old Woman Shot, Killed On Her Front Porch

Wednesday, July 6th 2022, 10:52 pm


While no arrests have been made, new court filings reveal police are working to determine if a shooting over the weekend is connected to another crime.

Velma Walker, 88, was shot and killed Saturday in an apparent shooting.

According to Oklahoma City police reports, a half-hour earlier, a drive-by shooting happened in the same northeast OKC neighborhood. 

Signs of a beloved home were marred by bullet holes.

“When police got there, they found one person on the porch of this residence deceased from apparent gunshot wounds,” Oklahoma City Police Sergeant Dillon Quirk said.         

According to police, Walker was sitting on her porch chair on Northeast 14th Place when she was shot.

“It's still too early to tell, but it does appear it was either a drive-by or a walk-by of some type,” said Quirk.

Police reports show the victim’s family called 911 around 8 p.m. after they found her "slumped over on the front porch of the house and believed she may have passed away."

According to a search warrant, thirty minutes prior, a home on Northeast 12th Street was riddled with bullets.

Neighborhood surveillance cameras captured a car speeding by the home and the sound of gunfire. The car returned. Video showed "the occupants got out in the dark and appeared to be searching the street for possible shell casings."

Filings said those occupants matched the description of two males later seen walking towards Walker's home.

Documents also showed police recovered the vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting on Northeast 12th Street.

No arrests have been made in either case.