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Fugitive wanted for Tallahassee murder arrested in Pasco

NEW PORT RICHEY — A fugitive wanted in connection with a Memorial Day murder in Tallahassee was arrested Tuesday in Pasco County.

Nathaniel T. Walker, 35, turned himself in to authorities and is being held without bail in the Land O'Lakes jail. He is accused of shooting two men — killing one, injuring the other — at a holiday gathering Monday.

Tallahassee police said Walker was known in the Harlem Street area as "Crazy Nate." Walker intervened in a fight and was punched in the face, police said. Walker retaliated by shooting a man, Chevis Gay, in the face and the leg, according to the police affidavit.

Another man, Victor Whitaker, asked Walker why he shot Gay and Walker shot Whitaker in the chest, authorities said. Gay survived. Whitaker died.

Tallahassee police recovered the gun, which they say Walker tossed into a yard before fleeing. Detectives quickly announced Walker as a suspect.

Walker was in Land O'Lakes when he called Pasco deputies to turn himself in. He is charged with premeditated murder, attempted first-degree murder, being a felon in possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence. He is awaiting transfer to Leon County.

Times staff

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