Derek Walker was known by many in the Durham area for working at Hanes Funeral home on Drivers St.
Life came to an end for Derek on Tuesday as he stood shouting and waving a gun at the downtown Durham plaza. The hour long standoff ended with Derek being fatally shot by police.
Derek had previously posted on his Facebook page how upset he was about an ongoing custody battle of his son and his anger with his son’s mom and even saying he was “ready to die.”
Our prayer are with his son, the family and friends.