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No suspects in shooting death of Cleveland firefighter

No suspects in shooting death of Cleveland firefighter

(Cleveland) -- Cleveland firefighters are mourning the loss of one of their own, Lt. William Walker, who was shot dead Sunday night in front of his home on Lampson Road on Cleveland's east side.

At a Monday afternoon news conference, acting Cleveland Fire Chief Patrick Kelly asked the public to call city homicide detectives if they had any clues about Walker's death, which is being treated as a homicide. The homicide detectives can be reached at 216-623-5464.


Acting CFD Chief Patrick Kelly and CFD spokesman Larry Gray.  Photo by Tom Moore, WTAM 1100.

Kelly would not say much about the death of Walker, since the investigation is still in progress. He did say, however, that Walker was a 15-year veteran of the CFD, was promoted to Lieutenant in August, and worked in the EMS office.

Division of Fire spokesman Larry Gray, who knew Walker personally, says "He was a great asset to the division, very well liked and respected."

Cleveland Police have no suspect information about Walker's killer. Det. Jennifer Ciaccia says family members heard yelling, and then gunfire, but did not see a suspect. "That's why it's imperative that if anyone saw anything or knows something to contact our homicide unit," said Ciaccia.

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