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Message written in blood leads IMPD to December 2016 murder suspect

Posted at 2:24 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 12:19:45-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis police arrived at the Wildwood Villa Apartments two days before Christmas to a disturbing sight: two men shot in the head and a message to officers written in blood.

One of those men, 33-year-old Kevin Dudley, was fatally wounded. The other man, identified in court documents as "S.F.," survived. More than four months later, police last week arrested 29-year-old Allan H. Walker Jr. – the man they say was behind the shootings.

IMPD received a call shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 23, 2016, about a person shot in the 3400 block of Timbers Edge Drive at the Wildwood Village Apartment complex on the northwest side.

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Officers arrived to find S.F. lying in a doorway with gunshot wounds to his shoulder and head. He was in an intense amount of pain, and only able to tell police to help his friend – Kevin Dudley – who was shot inside a pickup truck in the same complex.

Police found Dudley in the passenger seat of the truck suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. His hands were bound and he was unresponsive. A Glock 40 handgun was lying on the floor of the truck, and police found two empty backpacks that smelled strongly of marijuana lying behind the nearby apartment building.

Dudley was pronounced dead the next day at Eskenazi Hospital.

In the entranceway to Building 8, where S.F. was found, crime scene investigators found the words "wheelchair cash" written in blood on the glass door.

Witnesses to the Crime

Investigators quickly located multiple people who said they'd seen or heard the shooting.

One woman, who asked not to be identified, told police she saw a dark-skinned black male wearing all gray standing on the sidewalk behind the truck where Dudley was shot. She then saw two other black males running through the parking lot towards Building 8.

She said she heard one gunshot fired, and then saw only one of the men – described as wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and a winter hat – running away from the building.

After that, she told police she heard a male voice calling for help from Building 8.

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The apartment's maintenance man told police he heard two gunshots and then a woman say "someone's been shot." He said he didn't see the shooting itself.

A third witness told police she did see it. She said she saw three men standing near the cab of the truck. The driver of the truck then got out and ran towards her screaming "oh shit, oh shit!" Behind him, she said, was a man chasing him with a handgun.

She told police she ran into her apartment and closed the door. A short time later she heard a gunshot. Then she heard the victim banging on her door asking for help.

The Second Victim

On January 28 – more than a month later – police interviewed S.F. at the IMPD Homicide Office.

S.F. told detectives he was going to the home of one of his barber shop's clients to play video games on the night of the shooting. He told police his client is in a wheelchair and his nickname is "Cash."

Police now believe "Cash" is 29-year-old Allan H. Walker Jr.

According to the affidavit, S.F. said as soon as he walked in the door of the apartment a man wearing a mask came out of the kitchen and struck him over the head with a bottle. A second man then jumped down the stairs and said "nobody move."

S.F. told police he and Dudley then began to wrestle with the suspect with the gun, but were unsuccessful in taking it from him. He then forced them to the ground at gunpoint while they tied S.F. and Dudley's hands behind their backs.

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According to S.F., Walker was giving the men directions from his wheelchair throughout the entire incident.

"S.F. stated that the two black male suspects followed every direction they were given by 'Cash,'" detectives wrote in the affidavit. "S.F. stated that 'Cash' instructed the suspect with the mask to go out to S.F.'s truck to see if there was any money or jewelry."

The men then went through S.F. and Dudley's pockets. S.F. told police he asked the suspects to let him and Dudley go.

"'Cash' told S.F. that they were going to let them go home," the affidavit says. "The way this was said, S.F. believed that the men's intention was to kill him and Kevin Dudley."

Shot in Cold Blood

S.F. told police the men then led him and Dudley to the pickup truck outside.

One of the suspects shot Dudley in the head. He then attempted to shoot S.F. in the head as well, but struck him in the shoulder instead.

After the gunshots, S.F. said the men walked away briefly. That's when he jumped out of the truck and ran.

While attempting to flee, S.F. tripped. It was then, he said, the suspect caught up with him and shot him in the head.

After the suspect left, S.F. got up and began to knock on doors screaming for help. He told police he thought he was going to die, so he wrote "wheelchair cash" in blood on the glass door to a building.

Based on information from S.F., the apartment maintenance man and other tenants, police determined "Cash" was 29-year-old Allan Henry Walker Jr., who lived in Building 11 where the robbery and original shooting had taken place.

Working with the U.S. Marshal's Office, IMPD located Walker in Merrillville, Indiana, and took him into custody. He was extradited to Marion County last week. Walker faces charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery and criminal confinement in connection with the case.

IMPD says its detectives continue seeking two other male suspects in connection with the shooting. If you have any other information in the case, you're asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS. Your call may remain anonymous.

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