(SALISBURY, MD) – Investigators from the Maryland State Police State Homicide Unit seek public assistance in identifying the driver of a vehicle who is a person of interest in a Salisbury homicide investigation.
Police are seeking the identity of the driver of a red 2012-2017 Hyundai Elantra with Maryland tags, pictured in the photo below in front of the VFW, in the 800-block of West Main Street in Salisbury. Police believe the driver is an African American male. He is not a suspect. He is a person of interest.
The driver of the red Hyundai Elantra is a person of interest in the homicide investigation of Jaquanta S. Walton, aka Jaquonta Walton, 20, of Salisbury, Md. Walton was pronounced dead the morning of June 10, 2017 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center after suffering a gunshot wound.
The preliminary investigation indicates that Walton and a friend had been attending a party on June 9, 2017 at the VFW, in the 800-block of West Main Street, Salisbury. The establishment closed at 1:00 a.m. and dozens of people, including the Walton, were out on the parking lot.
Police believe Walton was on the parking lot, when he was approached by an unknown suspect who shot him at least once in the torso, before fleeing the scene on foot. Walton got into a private vehicle and was driven to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where he was dropped off. No one else on the parking lot when the shooting occurred reported being injured.
Maryland State Police crime scene technicians responded to the scene and processed the area for evidence. Investigators continue to conduct interviews and follow-up on leads as they work to determine what happened and who is responsible.
Anyone with information about the driver of the red Hyundai Elantra or this murder is urged to call Crime Solvers at 410-548-1776. Calls may remain confidential.