PRESS RELEASEĀ  January 30, 2022
On January 29th at approximately 5:30 P.M., officers of the Valley Police
department were called to a residence in the 5800 block of 19 th Avenue in reference
to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found Antavious Walton, 16 years-old of Valley,
unresponsive on the floor of his bedroom. Walton had received a single gunshot
wound to the torso. Once the scene was secure EAFD EMS entered the scene and
found that Walton had died.
The scene was turned over to Valley Investigators who processed the scene
and interviewed witnesses and the shooter. The shooter, a 17-year-old male of
Valley, and the witnesses told Investigators that the 17-year-old was attempting to
unload the weapon when it fired and that the shooting was accidental.
Charges are pending and this case is still under investigation. Anyone with
any information regarding this case please call the Valley Police Department
Investigations Division at 3234-756-5200.
Mike Reynolds
Chief of Police
Valley Police Department