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Bartow PD identifies suspect in Saturday morning homicide

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Walker, 39, is being sought by Bartow Police on a homicide charge. Walker, 39, is being sought by Bartow Police on a homicide charge.
BARTOW, FL (WFLA) - Detectives with the Bartow Police Department have identified a suspect in Saturday morning’s homicide.

Javon Ramon Walker, a 39-year-old convicted felon, is being sought in connection with the shooting death of Kamorri Collins.

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According to a Bartow Police Department report Collins, 22, was pronounced dead just before 4 a.m. at the Azalea Gardens apartment complex located at 1050 South Golfview Ave.

On Saturday investigators issued a warrant for Walker’s arrest on a homicide charge. The suspect is no stranger to law enforcement having served three stints in the state prison system.

Previous story: Bartow Police investigate early morning homicide

Most of Walker’s criminal history is out of Bay County in the panhandle. He’s been arrested previously on burglary, battery and drug charges.

He has one arrest in Polk County. In 1998 Polk County Sheriff’s deputies charged Walker with attempted murder and weapons charges. Even though he wasn’t convicted of the crime he was transported back to Bay County for violating the terms of his probation.

Walker was last released from state prison in February 2012 after serving 18 months for a cocaine conviction out of Bay County.

If you have any information about the suspect’s whereabouts please contact the Bartow Police Department at 863-534-5034.

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