Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 13-354

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • September 3, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Domestic Related Homicide

    Woman shoots husband following violent physical altercation.
    • Sunday
    • September 1, 2013
    • Time: 10:00 PM
    • 3913 Crosstree Lane
    • Valrico, FL


    Robert L. Walker (next of kin notified)
    DOB: 12/12/1947
    3913 Crosstree Lane
    Valrico, Florida


    Cynthia Walker
    DOB: 04/11/1957
    3913 Crosstree Lane
    Valrico, Florida


    Based upon the preliminary information at the time of this release, the following circumstances are believed to have led to this incident which remains under investigation;

    On September 1, 2013, just before 10 p.m., Robert Walker and his wife were inside their home when they became involved in a violent physical altercation.

    During this altercation, Robert Walker's wife, Cynthia Walker picked up a gun and shot her husband at least once. Moments later when deputies arrived at the home. they found Robert Walker deceased. Cynthia Walker who remained at the
    scene for deputies was temporarily detained for homicide detectives.

    Homicide detectives and crime scene investigators arrived on scene and worked throughout the night conducting interviews and examining physical evidence.

    Cynthia Walker has been fully cooperative with investigators and evidence at the scene has corroborated her statements. Detectives also established that Robert Walker had prior arrests for domestic battery against Cynthia Walker.

    After consultation with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office, no charges will be filed at this time pending further review of this case by the State Attorney's office. Thus, Cynthia Walker was released from custody earlier this is morning.

    The remains of Robert L. Walker were taken to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office who will make the official ruling on the cause of death.
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