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Man shot by Dallas PD said he didn't do anything wrong

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A man who is still recovering after being shot by police earlier this month said he doesn't know anything about the crime the officers were responding to.

Kelvion Walker was shot on Dec. 9 while Dallas officers were trying to catch carjacking suspects in a stolen car.

Police said the officers used a GPS to find the car on Military Parkway. They called for assistance after watching multiple people get inside and take off.

The car eventually stopped on St. Augustine Road, and police said the driver fled on foot.

"Next thing I knew, he was out of the car running, and then I had my hands up the whole time," said Walker.

Walker was in the front passenger seat of the car. He was shot by Officer Amy Wilburn, who police said was unaware of his presence when she approached the vehicle.

Police said Officer Wilburn perceived the 19-year-old to be an imminent threat, drew her weapon and discharged it once.

"I see the lady get out of the car. She walks past. She has the gun out. She's walking towards my friend that ran, and just so happened she looked at me," said Walker. "Soon as she looked at me, she shot. She didn't say nothing, and then I just started screaming, ‘What you shoot me for?' And then she was like, ‘I'm sorry. I didn't try to.' and stuff like that. And I just remember passing out."

Walker was critically injured and is still recovering in the hospital. He was never charged with a crime and is planning to file a lawsuit.

"I'm just trying to graduate," said Walker. "I have two little girls I'm trying to live for. I don't know nothing about no guns cars or nothing."

"The message of the day is, you better run from the police because if you hold up your hands, you're gonna get gunned down," said Geoff Henley, Walker's attorney. "This boy did everything right. She did everything wrong."

Officer Wilburn is on administrative leave while investigators review the case.

Walker said the friend who picked him up that day never called to check on him and won't.

Reginald Robertson was arrested and admitted to driving the stolen. He also confessed to carjacking, police said.

 

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