US marshals: Ore. arrest in Calif. shootings



COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A U.S. marshal’s spokesman says a 20-year-old man sought in two fatal California shootings this year has been arrested at a home in the Oregon coast community of Coos Bay.

Deputy Marshal Cory Cunningham said Wednesday that Jonathan Walker was arrested Tuesday night after Oregon State Police SWAT officers served a search warrant at the home. Walker was booked into the Coos County Jail on felony warrants for homicide and parole violation.

The spokesman says Walker was sought in the fatal June shooting of 22-year-old Michael Ross in Vallejo, Calif. He was also sought in the shooting last January of two men at a party in a San Francisco residence. Cunningham says 19-year-old Robert O’Bryant died and a second man is recovering. Walker reportedly is also on California parole for robbery.

The marshals’ Oregon Fugitive Task Force acted on a tip that Walker was hiding in Coos Bay.