BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ajaquan Malik Walker, 20, was arrested early this morning in Linton Oaks for possession of a firearm and drugs; he was on probation on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after being arrested in connection with a shooting at Pavilion on 62nd in February.
Alachua County Sheriff’s (ASO) Deputies went to Majestic Oaks last night to serve a warrant on Walker, who was standing outside. As soon as deputies arrived, they heard bystanders alerting Walker to their presence. Walker reportedly ran and jumped over a fence into Linton Oaks; a black pistol was reportedly seen in his hand as he jumped. When he landed on the ground, he reportedly dropped the gun and was met by an ASO K-9 and arrested without incident.
During a search incident to arrest, deputies reportedly found a pill that field-tested positive as MDMA/Ecstasy and 6.08 grams of marijuana. The gun was a Taurus G2C with an extended 30-round magazine that was detached from the gun; the gun had a round in the chamber, and there were 12 rounds in the magazine.
Walker has a juvenile history between 2016-2020. In April of 2021, a sworn complaint for robbery was filed against him; the victim named him, showed officers his Instagram account, and positively identified him in a photo line-up, but the charges were dropped in June of 2021.
He was issued a notice to appear for driving without a valid license in November of 2021, a misdemeanor charge, and adjudication was withheld. His driver’s license was suspended on August 5, 2022, after he failed to pay the court costs in that case.
In January of 2022, he was arrested on charges of domestic battery by strangulation and property damage; those charges were dropped in early February.
In February, Walker was arrested after he or a co-defendant shot at three victims, including a baby, at Pavilion on 62nd; Walker reportedly admitted having a gun but denied shooting it. He was released on $10,000 bail and entered a plea of nolo contendere in May in exchange for adjudication of guilt being withheld, 3 years probation, and his testimony against the other defendant if called to testify. The standard conditions of his probation state that he is not permitted to possess firearms, ammunition, or drugs.
A sworn complaint was filed against Walker for a July 9 incident in which he allegedly broke a window, but that charge was dropped. Another sworn complaint was filed against him on August 5, 2022, for aggravated battery and theft. A third sworn complaint was filed on August 26 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Walker is currently charged in three cases. He is being held without bond for violating probation. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, child abuse, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in the August 26 incident and is being held on $250,000 bail in that case. He has also been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, displaying a firearm during a felony, and resisting arrest without violence and is being held on $96,000 bail in that case.
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