Shem Joseph Walker, 49

New York, New York
July 11, 2009

Agencies: New York Police Department NYPD

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: about 6 years ago


Walker was shot when trying to eject an undercover officer from his stoop. Walker was unarmed. Aftermath: No indictment for the officer. New York City paid $2.25 million to settle with Walker's family.

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Shem Walker, an Army veteran, was gunned down on July 11, 2009, by an undercover detective he tried to remove from his mother's stoop.

The city is forking over $2.25 million to settle a lawsuit over the controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed Brooklyn man by an undercover NYPD narcotics detective five years ago