CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A drug dealer released from prison in December shot and killed a customer who tried to rob him during a drug deal in the city's Detroit-Shoreway, according to police.
Quintine Walker, 31, of Cleveland, is charged with aggravated murder in the March 24 slaying of Joseph Timko. Walker is in the Cuyahoga County Jail after being arrested in Parma on an unrelated weapons charge.
A court date on the aggravated murder charge has not yet been set.
Timko's friend, Randall Satterwhite, 38, is charged with murder and involuntary manslaughter in his friend's death because he's accused of committing a felony that led to Timko's death.
The shooting happened on West 76th Street and Lawn Avenue. Satterwhite set up a drug buy with Walker. Satterwhite and Timko met Walker on the side of the road, police reports say. Walker got into the front seat of the car with Satterwhite, while Timko sat in the back, according to court records.
Timko tried to rob Walker and the two fought in the car, according to police. Walker shot Timko and ran away, police reports say.
Satterwhite drove to Timko's home the 4100 block of Rocky River Drive in the city's Kamm's Corners neighborhood.
Police found Timko on the ground with a gunshot wound to his neck. He was unconscious with blood coming from his mouth and nose, police reports say.