COMMERCE, Texas (AP) - A man accused in today's killing of a
code enforcement officer in Commerce has been taken into custody.
Authorities say 44-year-old Michael "Pee Wee" Walker was shot
several times and died at a Commerce hospital.
Emergency crews that were summoned to the scene managed to
detain the suspect.
Walker had been following up on a December complaint about trash
in the residence's yard.
The residents had until Friday to clean up the place.
Commerce Police Chief Kerry Crews says Walker was taking photos
of the property when he was confronted by the owner and his son.
Crews says the son is accused of getting a pistol from the house
-- and shooting Walker.
The Greenville Herald-Banner reports Walker was a temporary,
part-time city employee known for always having a smile on his
Commerce is about 60 miles northeast of Dallas.