Police: City's 18th murder sparked over dice game

Dermico Sankey (Source: Montgomery Police)
Dermico Sankey (Source: Montgomery Police)

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Montgomery, AL (WSFA 12) - Montgomery police are working a late night homicide that was apparently sparked by a dice game disagreement. Units responded to the 3800 block of South Smiley Circle after getting calls that someone had been shot.

The victim, 18-year-old Richard Walker Jr., from the Oak Park Area, was suffering from gunshot wounds to the arm and chest. Walker was rushed to Baptist South Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police that a male drove up in a white Pontiac Grand Am, got out of the car and shot the victim.  The suspect then fled the scene in the vehicle.

A short time later investigators developed Dermico Sankey, 22, of Gibbs Drive was developed as the prime suspect. Detectives secured a felony warrant for murder on Sankey with a $75,000.00 Bond.

Sankey was taken into custody by the US Marshal's Violent Crime Taskforce at approximately 5:15 a.m.

This is Montgomery's 18th homicide of 2010.

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