Warrants Issued in Shooting of 13-Year-Old and 19-Year-Old

Publish Date: January 5, 2024
Written by: Joni Money
Categories: News

Leon Walker, Jr

On December 18, 2023, Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office obtained warrants against 20-year-old Leon Walker, Jr.  Walker is the person accused in the December 11, 2023 shooting death of 13-year-old Jonathan Cottingham and 19-year-old Louis Craig IV.  According to the investigative reports Walker shot the two victims while they were sitting in a vehicle at the 200 block of Chickasaw Drive near Adamsville.  A third juvenile was also inside the vehicle but was able to escape injury.

Walker is wanted on the charges of 2 counts of capital murder, 1 count of attempted murder, 1 count of shooting into an occupied vehicle and 3 counts of reckless endangerment. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Leon Walker, Jr., please call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 or you may contact the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at 205-325-1450, option 2.