Family pleads for answers in deadly Hapeville shooting - New York News

Family pleads for answers in deadly Hapeville shooting

Posted: Updated:
HAPEVILLE, Ga. -

Police in Hapeville are still looking for clues in the death of a man who was shot and killed during a robbery last month.  Now, Stewart Walton's family is asking anyone with information to come forward.

Walton, a 62-year-old Vietnam veteran and grandfather, was gunned down in his own driveway two weeks ago. Two armed robbers met Walton and his wife when they arrived at their house on Dorsey Road.

Walton's wife of 21 years now lives in fear, and his brother-in-law did not want to show his face on camera in fear for his own safety.

"She just feels that she lost everything, and she feels that the people are going to come back and get her," said Walton's brother-in-law.

Walton's brother-in-law described him as a self-starter.  He became a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, and later owned his own computer business.

Police say Walton urged his wife to run the night they were attacked. They say Walton then took off running himself before he was shot in the back of the leg while still on his own property.

"Somebody's life was taken. Somebody's husband, somebody's father, somebody's grandfather, a member of our community, a friend. Somebody was taken way too soon," said Sgt. Barney Barnes of the Hapeville Police Department.

Walton's brother-in-law believes someone will come forward, and he says their family has faith in the community.

Police say Walton was found without his pants, which were not found anywhere at the scene. His wallet had been in his pants, and police are now trying to determine if the killer removed them.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Hapeville Police Department at 404-669-4683.  They're offering a $2,000 reward in the case.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Giant whale pulled out of Jersey City harbor

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:04:35 GMT
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.
    A whale that was found dead earlier this week in New York harbor has been transported to the Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.   The United States Army Corps of Engineers successfully extracted the 60 ton giant from the water around on Wednesday. 
  • Driver-less cars, cameras that see beneath vehicles at NY Auto Show

    Driver-less cars, cameras that see beneath vehicles at NY Auto Show

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:23:39 GMT
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
    The future is here when it comes to vehicles. The auto industry has packed nearly 1,000 automobiles into the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan's West Side for the 2014 NY Auto Show.   Among the 'must-sees' is a hydrogen-powered vehicle and a prototype with cameras that allow you to see the ground underneath as you drive over it.
  • German Shepherd called to jury duty

    German Shepherd called to jury duty

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:32:46 GMT
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a 5-year-old German Shepherd.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices