New Jersey Cop Driving With Wife and Kids Kills Maryland Resident

A New Jersey cop driving with his wife and children reportedly shot a man to death after a highway incident in Maryland, CBS Baltimore is reporting.


The man, 40-year-old Joseph Walker, has been charged with murder and manslaughter, and is in jail. He allegedly killed 36-year-old Joseph Harvey. Walker works as a cop for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, as Raw Story notes.

The Maryland police say that Harvey came into contact with Walker on a highway Saturday night. After pulling over, Harvey began walking towards Walker’s car--and that’s when the shooting apparently took place, despite the fact that Walker’s wife and three children were with him.

“Road rage is something that you don’t want to get into because nothing comes of it. It’s just really hard to believe about Joe,” said one of Walker’s neighbors.

Walker is being held on $1 million bail.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close
alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.