A.J. Walker’s Tragic Day

The followng was written by Jeremy Pugh and was published in Salt Lake (Feb. 2011):

On Feb 12, 2007 Jeff, 53, and A.J. Walker, then 16, were about to head home.  The father and son had been in Trolley Square shopping for last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts and called home to get an order for sandwiches to bring home to the rest of their family. . . .

On the same night, 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic left his own home in SLC and headed for Trolley Square with a Remington 870 shotgun and 38-caliber revolver under his coat.

The Walkers met Talovic as he entered the mall from its western entrance.  Jeff Walker, police reports concluded, seeing the weapon Talovic had leveled at him, had time to push his 16-year-old son behind him before the Bosnian immigrant opend fire.  He gave his son a chance to run.

A.J was hit in the head as he fled Talovic.  He was found in his father’s car, wounded but alive.  Jeff was killed where he stood.

The Walkers were the first victims of Talovic’s deadly rampage that would leave six dead (including Talovic) and four injured.

For more information about A.J.:  www.rogerdhansen.wordpress.com/2010/12/19/a-j-walkers-uganda-trip/

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One Response to A.J. Walker’s Tragic Day

  1. Pingback: A.J. Walker and the Trolley Square Shootings | Tired Road Warrior

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