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Police make third arrest in murder of Chester teen

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - William Walker's arrest comes after a multi-state manhunt that lead to New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon.

This arrest may be the most significant of the three that have been made in this case, because William Timothy Walker is the young man accused of firing the shots that led to 13-year-old Devan Hawkin's death.

Police have been searching for 21-year-old William Walker since the moments after the shooting on April 23rd.

They said tonight that they tracked him down with the help of the fugitive task force in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Walker now faces charges of homicide, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and gang participation.

Investigators claim that Walker was shooting at a 17-year-old that he had a problem with when the 13-year-old Hawkins was caught in the crossfire.

Days after the shooting police arrested Jermaine Powell and Jermon Jones because they believe they helped Walker get away.

Now against the backdrop of this story is it's connection to possible gang activity. All three suspects have been accused of being a part of a gang, but police won't give any specific details.

No court date has been set for an extradition hearing. Police may know more on that Wednesday.

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