By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
On Friday, April 24, 2020, at about 7:52 PM, Bay Station Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a report that someone was shot at the 1000 block of Mariposa Avenue in Rodeo.
Deputies arrived finding a man on the street suffering from a gunshot wound. The fire department and an ambulance responded. The man was later pronounced deceased at the scene. He has been identified as 24-year-old Olajawon Walker of San Pablo.
According to his Facebook page and an internet search, he attended Pinole Valley High School and John Swett High School. According to friends, he leaves behind one child. In addition, Walker was arrested multiple times by Richmond, Oakland and Pinole Police Departments and the Contra Costa, Solano and San Bernardino Counties Sheriff’s Departments between 2016 and 2020 on charges of pimping, loitering with intent to commit prostitution, false imprisonment/human trafficking, spousal/cohabitant abuse, petty theft, receiving or concealing stolen property, unlawful use of willfully obtained personal identification, failure to appear, resisting arrest and probation violations.
Detectives from the Homicide Unit and personnel from the crime lab responded to the location. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at (925) 646-2441. For any tips, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.