Lamar Walker, 24, identified as Albany shooter killed by police

A candlelight vigil for Alonna Gallon is planned for Saturday at 6 p.m. at Toyota in Albany.

Lamar Walker, 24, identified as Albany shooter killed by police
Officers in Albany outside the Toyota service center on Eastshore Highway on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Ariel Nava Photo

One week after police killed a man who had just taken the life of his son's mother at her workplace in Albany, authorities have released their names.

On Sept. 21, Lamar Walker fatally shot Alonna Gallon at the Toyota service center in Albany, the Alameda County sheriff's office said in a statement Thursday night.

Gallon and Walker, both 24, were co-parenting their 7-year-old son. Gallon was from Richmond and Walker was from Vacaville.

The sheriff's office, which is handling the officer-involved shooting aspect of the case, said Walker shot Gallon in the head and then tried to take his own life shortly before 11:15 a.m.

Berkeley police officers who responded to the scene, at 1025 Eastshore Highway, came across Walker during a "systematic search" for victims needing medical treatment, the sheriff's office said.

BPD found Walker on the second floor of the Toyota building, the ACSO said.

He was "crouched down near a desk in a large open area of the office, pointing a silver revolver at the entryway from which they approached," according to Thursday's statement.

Five Berkeley police officers fired in Walker's direction "to prevent further injuries or loss of life," the sheriff's office said. "Multiple rounds struck Walker."

BPD found Alonna Gallon dead on the floor near Walker.

"Emergency medical services were rendered, but she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene."

Witnesses said Walker had first come into Toyota around 11 a.m. Sept. 21 to give Gallon a drink from Starbucks.

"He didn’t say a word to anybody," one witness had said. "He just stared."

Read more about the Albany shooting on The Scanner.

No one else was hurt in the shooting, authorities said.

The Toyota service center is part of Toyota of Berkeley but is located in the city of Albany near the Albany Target.

Toyota of Berkeley has not responded to requests for comment.

Due to its location near the border of both cities, Berkeley and Albany police departments both received 911 calls about the active shooter situation.

Police and fire departments from both cities then responded to the scene.

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Alonna Gallon, 24, was an “incredibly kind, caring, shy, and goofy young lady.” She was killed in a domestic violence shooting, police say.

The sheriff's office has described the incident as domestic violence.

"This was not a random crime," the sheriff's office said in its statement Thursday night. "Alonna Gallon's death was a senseless act of violence."

In a GoFundMe page launched Sunday, Gallon's mother wrote that her daughter recently made a "decision to distance herself" from Walker "due to his reckless behaviors."

The GoFundMe campaign has now raised more than $40,000.

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Witnesses at the scene said the man delivered coffee to the woman Thursday morning and then returned to the business and killed her.

The sheriff's office said the investigation is ongoing.

Berkeley police officers who were involved in the shooting were interviewed earlier this week.

The Alameda County district attorney's office is doing its own investigation into the shooting and the Albany Police Department is investigating Gallon's death.

"All investigations will continue to run concurrently," the ACSO said. "We ask for your patience as the investigation continues."

Update, Sept. 29: A candlelight vigil for Alonna Gallon is planned for Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Toyota service center in Albany where she worked.

Find domestic violence support resources on the Alameda County website.