Atlanta man arrested on murder charge 1 week after roommate found dead

Bobby Crawford

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

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Bobby Crawford

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

A man was arrested and charged with murder a week after his roommate was found dead in their southwest Atlanta home, police said.

Bobby Crawford, 43, was found Tuesday at a location on Ponce de Leon Avenue and taken into custody, Atlanta police said in a news release. He is accused of killing his roommate, 60-year-old Timothy Walker, who was found dead at a house in the 1000 block of Oakland Drive the morning of Nov. 30.

Crawford was booked into the Fulton County Jail on charges of murder and aggravated assault. He remains there without bond.

Officers responded to the home around 9:15 a.m. after a person was reported injured, police said. At the house, police found Walker’s body.

According to the initial investigation, police believe Walker and Crawford became involved in an argument that escalated into a physical fight. Crawford was not at the home when police arrived.

Police did not specify a cause of death. No further information was released.

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