20-year-old on probation charged with possession of firearm and drugs

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BY JENNIFER CABRERA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ajaquan Malik Walker, 20, was arrested early this morning in Linton Oaks for possession of a firearm and drugs; he was on probation for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being arrested in connection with a February 62 Pavilion shooting.

Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies (ASO) drove to Majestic Oaks last night to serve a warrant on Walker, who was standing outside. As soon as the deputies arrived, they heard passers-by alerting Walker to their presence. Walker reportedly ran and jumped over a fence in Linton Oaks; a black pistol was reportedly seen in his hand as he jumped. When he landed on the ground, he reportedly dropped the weapon and was met by an ASO K-9 and arrested without incident.

During a search incident to the arrest, deputies reportedly found a pill that tested positive for MDMA/Ecstasy and 6.08 grams of marijuana. The gun was a Taurus G2C with a 30-round extended magazine that was detached from the gun; the gun had one cartridge in the chamber and there were 12 cartridges in the magazine.

Walker has a youth history between 2016 and 2020. In April 2021, a sworn complaint of theft was filed against him; the victim named him, showed officers his Instagram account and positively tagged him in a series of photos, but the charges were dropped in June 2021.

He received a notice to appear for driving without a valid license in November 2021, a misdemeanor charge and the arbitration was suspended. His driver’s license was suspended on August 5, 2022, after he failed to pay court costs in the case.

In January 2022, he was arrested for domestic battery by strangulation and property damage; those charges were dropped in early February.

In February, Walker was arrested after he or a co-defendant shot three victims, including a baby, at Pavilion 62; Walker reportedly admitted to having a gun but denied firing it. He was released on $10,000 bail and pleaded nolo contendere in May in exchange for a stay of guilty verdict, 3 years probation and testifying against the other defendant if called to testify . The standard terms of his probation state that he is not allowed to possess firearms, ammunition or drugs.

A sworn complaint was filed against Walker for a July 9 incident in which he allegedly broke a window, but that charge was dropped. Another honor complaint was filed against him on August 5, 2022, for aggravated assault and theft. A third sworn complaint was filed Aug. 26 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Walker is currently charged in three cases. He is being held without bail for violation of probation. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the Aug. 26 incident and is being held on $250,000 bail in this case. He was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, showing a firearm during a crime and resisting a non-violent arrest and is being held on $96,000 bond in the case.

Articles about the arrests are based on law enforcement reports. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are charges only. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court.


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