Trenton man indicted in connection with murder of Patrick Walker

Anthony Concepcion

Anthony Concepcion

A city man who allegedly fled to Florida to avoid being arrested for the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Patrick Walker, which occurred outside of La Guira Bar, has been indicted in connection with the killing.

Anthony Concepcion, 23, was indicted Wednesday by a Mercer County grand jury that charged him with murder and related weapons offenses for allegedly killing Walker in December.

Walker was gunned down outside of La Guira Bar near the corner of North Clinton Avenue and Poplar Street around 2 a.m. on Dec. 13, and later died at the hospital.

At a bail hearing earlier this year, prosecutors said witnesses identified Concepcion as the gunman, but authorities are still trying to establish a motive for the murder.

About a month after the killing, Concepcion was found in a hotel in Altamont Springs, Florida, by the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, which was notified of his whereabouts by detectives working the case in Trenton.

Prosecutors believe Concepcion fled to Florida to avoid being arrested in connection with Walker’s death. But Concepcion’s attorney, Sam Goldberg, said his client traveled to the Sunshine State to visit family and was unaware police had issued a warrant for his arrest.

Concepcion served two state prison sentences for weapons convictions, according to state records. One conviction stemmed from a 2010 incident in which Concepcion was accused of shooting at the mother of his child while she held the couple’s baby in her arms.

Concepcion is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center on $750,000 bail.

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