Birmingham, AL 04/16/2018
The investigation into a domestic violence case where a 45-year-old woman was shot by her ex-husband this morning is now a homicide investigation.
Just before 8:00 am this morning deputies responded to a residence in the 300 block of Trenton Street where they found a 45-year-old woman suffering critical injuries. She was taken to an area hospital. The victim identified as Habibba Moneque Walker, died at the hospital shortly after 10:00 am.
Information from the scene is that the victim’s ex-husband broke into the home where she and her children live. The children fled to a neighbor’s home and were not injured. Shortly after the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim as she was attempting to flee out of the back door. The suspect fled the scene in a silver Acura.
The suspect is identified as 46-year-old Dereck Jamaille Walker. He is described as a black male who is bald with a beard. He is 5’8” tall and weighs 200 pounds. Walker was last seen driving a silver 1996 Acura TL with Alabama tag 1CM3884.
Law enforcement is actively searching for the suspect. Anyone with information about this case including the whereabouts of Dereck Walker is asked to call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450 or Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777.