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Jonesboro man bonds out on murder charge

By Kathy Jefcoats

kjefcoats@news-daily.com

JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man charged in the shooting death of a barber has bonded out of the Clayton County Jail, according to records.

Gregory Malik Walker, 40, is charged with murder in the death of Roger Clark. Police said Walker shot Clark June 5 at Citgo, which is next door to the barber shop where Clark worked. He died the next day after undergoing emergency surgery.

According to Clayton County court records, Walker was out on bond in a February child cruelty case at the time of the shooting.

The two men had faced off in Clayton County Magistrate Court earlier the day of the shooting. The warrants alleged Clark was in fear for his life against Walker.

"The two had a hearing in Magistrate Court for a temporary protective order earlier in the day," stated the warrant. "The warrant was denied. Clark went to work and the accused went home to get a gun."

Police said Clark took a .380-caliber handgun from one of his cousins and drove to the Citgo on Upper Riverdale Road about 2 p.m. Clark worked as a barber in a shop next door, said police.

Walker reportedly yelled at Clark, "Leave me alone, you don't want none of this," said police.

As the two men reportedly argued, police said Walker shot Clark twice in the torso and once in the head.