Arrest made in deadly shooting at Jeffersonville apartment
JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (WDRB) -- Authorities claim a verbal argument might have led to a deadly shooting this morning at a Jeffersonville apartment complex.
Police arrested 28-year old Antonio Walker and charged him with the murder of 25-year old Paris Hamilton. The shooting at the French Quarter apartment complex in Jeffersonville, Ind. stirred neighbors and left family members visibly shaken.
"I just got a phone call that my brother had been shot. I'm just in shock. It's like a dream this is not even real," said Julius Hamilton, the victim's brother.
Hamilton, who has a lengthy criminal record, was supposed to be on house arrest about two miles from the scene of the shooting, according to family members and the prosecutor.
Hamilton's wife, Jessica, told WDRB News that they came to the apartment complex Tuesday morning to visit friends. It was during that visit that Hamilton got in a verbal argument with another man, which led to the shooting, Jessica Hamilton said.
"It's just not right for you to take someone's life, he was like my best friend," said Julius Hamilton.
Erica Hamilton, the victim's sister, said "maybe (Hamilton) said something and the boy was scared and he shot my brother."
Paris Hamilton - a father of two and stepfather to a third child - had been arrested earlier this year, according to jail records.
"I don't know (how this happens). He was on house arrest, tell me how we do that. How did the police not know where he was at, the police should have stopped it before it happened anyway," said his sister, Erica Hamilton.
Breanna Williams, who claims she heard one gunshot Tuesday morning, said it was her relative that police took in for questioning.
"I know that, I know that, I know that he did not commit this murder," Williams said.
Police later identified the man arrested as 28-year old Anotonio Walker.
Williams would not identify the man she called "her brother" only saying his first name is "Tone."
"Which I know he did not do it. He wouldn't take someone else's life. That's God's work. He wouldn't do it and I know it," said Williams.
Det. Todd Hollis with Jeffersonville Police said there was the "possibility" of additional arrests, but declined to provide further details.