Suspect in murder of Molly Conley identified

Suspect in murder of Molly Conley identified

Credit: Sandra Torres

Suspect in murder of Molly Conley identified

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by KING 5 News and Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 12:31 PM

A Marysville man arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting of a Seattle honors student has been identified.

The suspect is 26-year-old Erick N. Walker, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
  
A neighbor snapped a photo of his arrest outside his Marysville home Friday.
  
Walker is expected to make his first court appearance Monday.

Molly Conley was visiting friends in Lake Stevens and celebrating her birthday June 1 when she was struck in the neck by a bullet. Several of her classmates were with her at the time.
  
Walker was booked just before 12 a.m. Saturday for investigation of first-degree murder, drive-by shooting and assault.
  
Last week, the sheriff's office said dispatchers made reverse-911 calls to nearly 4,000 phones, seeking information that might help catch the shooter.
  
Detectives asked people to respond if they had video of vehicles driving in the area during the hours before and after the shooting.
 
It wasn't immediately known whether that effort helped lead to the arrest.

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