The woman who has a son with the man who died during a shootout with police is speaking out and sharing her side of the story. According to her, Walker was her son’s “heart” and she doesn’t understand why events unfolded as they did.
Prior to becoming distraught and engaging in a shootout with police, Derek Walker took to his Facebook page to announce to his friends and family that he was fed up with life. According to Walker, his son’s mother had made his life unbearable by poisoning his son against him and trying to keep his son away from him.
Here is part of Walker’s chilling message:
F*CK MY LIFE! I give up…I cant take the sh*t my son mother is putting me through…days missing from work…She has filled Ethan head up with so much false stuff..he has told me im a bad father..im not a good dad…If there was really a true n living god and jesus then he wudnt put me through this sh*t..She has hit me slapped me in front ofnour child i call the f*ck DPD and they say they have no f*ckn proof…Thennu go downtown and file and then they wamt to issue papers on me!!!!! F*ck life all I know now is that im a DEAD MAN WALKING..
But in an interview with local affiliate WNCN, the mother of Walker’s son, Latasha Alston, says she doesn’t have any answers as to why Walker reacted the way he did.
When asked what set Walker off, Alston said, “I don’t know. What can I say? I’m shocked. I don’t know.”
Records show Alston recently asked the court to take away Walker’s weekday custody because school had started.
Alston had filed for a protective order in 2009 and was found by the court to be in willful contempt after she failed to drop her son off for scheduled visitation with his father.
“He will truly, truly be missed by us,” said Latasha Alston on Wednesday. “He was my son’s heart. I’m sorry it happened like this.”
Asked if they’d had any problems leading up to this incident, Alston seemed to shrug off the suggestion.
“No, we were cool,” she said. “That’s why I am shocked. We were fine.”
Derek Walker phoned the funeral director at the funeral home where Walker worked as a mortician and said he wanted to be buried in his funeral suit prior to the incident. The funeral director said he was sobbing during the call.