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Police seek masked suspect who killed veteran, 69, in SW Atlanta home

Gary Walker, 69, died after being shot late Friday at his Lorenzo Drive home, according to police. (Photo: Atlanta Police Department)
Gary Walker, 69, died after being shot late Friday at his Lorenzo Drive home, according to police. (Photo: Atlanta Police Department)

The Atlanta Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find the suspect accused of gunning down a 69-year-old veteran in his home.

According to police, Gary Walker died after being shot late Thursday near the front door of his home, located on Lorenzo Drive in southwest Atlanta. The shooting happened shortly before midnight.

Investigators believe the shooter was wearing a white surgical mask and a gray hoodie, Officer Anthony Grant said Saturday. The suspect may have fled the scene in a small black car with a loud exhaust, police said.

Walker served in both the Navy and Air Force, his family told investigators.

Any information on the case can be submitted anonymously to the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting CSA and the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tipsters do not have to provide their name in order to be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.