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Tallahassee Homicides Linked

Tallahassee police have confirmed that the shooting deaths of two young men this past weekend are related. But investigators will not specify how.

Two young men, 23-year-old Sedrick Washington and 25-year-old Oliver Walker, are shot dead in their cars within 48 hours of each other, and police now confirm that their murders are connected.

Stewart Clendinen, TPD Spokesman: "The two homicides have been linked through forensic evidence and witness testimony."

But the announcement raises more questions than it answers.

Reporter: "That match, is that match a bullet match?"

Stewart: "We really can't talk about that. We're trying to maintain the integrity of the investigation."

Reporter: "Were these men killed by the same person?

Stewart: "That's a logical line of inquiry that our investigators are following up on. I can't say that for sure right now obviously because the evidence isn't in."

Reporter: "There is some talk on the street that this was a retaliation shooting, is that true?"

Stewart: "I can't really speak to that. Once again that would be a logical deduction from the two incidents but I can't really talk about that, like I said it is investigative in nature and we don't want to put that information out there."

Right now, what we know about the murder of Sedrick Washington is that he was shot after leaving the Deep nightclub Friday and wrecked his car in a yard off Tenth Avenue. A passenger in the car did survive and gave a statement to police.

We know less about the murder of Oliver Walker. He was found shot to death in his car on Daniels Street in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Police have received a few calls with information about the killings. They hope a $1000 reward will prompt more people to pick up the phone.

Again, police are not saying how the crimes are linked, what the motives may have been, or if they have any suspects. If you have information about the crimes or the men or their associates, you're asked to call crime stoppers at 891-help.


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