GAMBRILLS, Md. (AP) -- A lawyer for a New Jersey detective charged with fatally shooting a fellow motorist during a roadside confrontation in Maryland says the detective's family was threatened.
According to court documents, a witness told investigators that the confrontation started when Joseph Walker's minivan cut off Joseph Harvey's car on Saturday. Harvey's passenger told police that Walker pointed a gun at them as the vehicles swerved at each other. The drivers got out and the passenger says he heard several shots. Harvey was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Capital of Annapolis reports (http://bit.ly/12BbP4k) Monday that Walker's attorney says that Walker's wife and children were in the van and Harvey threatened to kill the family.
Walker of Eastampton, N.J., is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter. He's held on $1 million bond.
Information from: The Capital of Annapolis, Md., http://capitalgazette.com
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