By Sandra Rose  | 

NJ Cop charged with road rage

An off-duty New Jersey cop is being held on $1 million bond after a road rage incident ended in the death of a 36-year-old man.

Police tell MYFoxNY.com that 40-year-old Joseph Walker shot and killed Joseph Harvey Jr., of Maryland, after an altercation on the shoulder of the interstate Saturday night. Walker's wife and 3 young children -- all under the age of 7 -- were in his minivan at the time of the shooting.

From MyFoxNY.com:

Authorities tell MyFoxNY.com the two cars pulled over to the side of the interstate after the alleged road rage incident, and Harvey and his passenger allegedly got out of his vehicle and approached Walker.

Walker then allegedly exited his car, brandished his gun and announced he was a police officer. Harvey continued to approach Walker in a allegedly aggressive manner, and Walker fired at Harvey, fatally wounding him, MyFoxNY.com reports.

Troopers charged Walker on Sunday with second degree murder and manslaughter, and he remains in a Maryland jail on $1 million bond.

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    • reizvoll

      Why did he pull over and if the other guy was threatening him wasn't it self defense?

    • Milky

      @reizvoll its not self defense becuz he black.

    • MsB2u

      so sad

    • reizvoll

      @Milky I guess...but damn his kids and wife were in the car. I doubt he would have shot if he didn't feel they were going to attack him and his family. Who wants to have their kids watch them shoot somebody.

    • A.J.

      Good Morning Sandra!!

      Naija
      Milky
      MsB
      reizvoll
      1derful

      :waves: and anyone else that I missed; I bid you Good Morning!!

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

      :no:

    • Milky

      His pigment is too dark to plead self defense. :sarcasm:

    • Milky

      @aj :kiss: how u doing today papi?

    • NaijaGal

      His pigment is too dark to plead self defense.
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      ummmmmm no...he had a gun, the other guy had nothing

    • NaijaGal

      AJ my luv :kiss: how was your weekend?

    • MissTaken

      :no: He should not have gotten out of the car. As a police officer his instinct may have been to confront the man but at that time he was off duty and a father and husband. He should never of put them in that position. Also, of the guys approached him in a menacing manner could he still not have gotten into his car a driven away? As far as I can tell the victim was unarmed.....

    • Milky

      @naija truuuu :smile:

    • MissTaken

      Naija, Milky, One and everyone else who spoke upstairs :)

    • reizvoll

      Howdy AJ :)

      @Naija but if he didn't have the gun what might have happened to him? It was the two of them to the one of him and his wife and kids were in the car.

    • NaijaGal

      @Naija but if he didn’t have the gun what might have happened to him? It was the two of them to the one of him and his wife and kids were in the car.
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      why did he get out of the car...why didn't he call 911 and report the guy? he should've known bettern than to pull over and confront the other guy

    • NaijaGal

      @REIZVOLL - you can't bring a gun to a fist fight...dude escalated the situation with the gun...he better hope they find a gun on the deceased

    • lovezoe

      This happened right near me. Crazy. As a cop, he should have followed proper procedures. No way am I pulling over on the highway in the middle of the night. People crazy.

    • A.J.

      @aj :kiss: how u doing today papi?
      _____________
      Very well with no complaints. Looking good there!!!

    • capricorn83

      My 1st two questions...
      What is a "road rage incident?"
      Why did both cars pull over?

      My road rage usually consists of me blowing the horn or mean mugging the other person...from inside my own car... as we're still driving. This is too much

    • A.J.

      AJ my luv :kiss: how was your weekend?
      ________________
      Not too shabby babe :kiss:

    • reizvoll

      why did he get out of the car…why didn’t he call 911 and report the guy? he should’ve known bettern than to pull over and confront the other guy
      ==================
      true but they both were in the wrong with pulling over...they both escalated the situation by doing that but once he identified himself it should have ended there... honestly who keeps trying to attack someone with a gun

    • http://www.ejb.kitsylane.com Pickachu Tran

      NaijaGal says:

      @Naija but if he didn’t have the gun what might have happened to him? It was the two of them to the one of him and his wife and kids were in the car.
      ===================
      why did he get out of the car…why didn’t he call 911 and report the guy? he should’ve known bettern than to pull over and confront the other guy
      _______________

      I totally agree with this... NOW HE IS LOCKED UP SOMEWHERE IN A CELL WITH SOME 400LB 7-FOOTER NAMED TINY TRYING TO PROTECT HIS VIR-GI-NITY. serves his azz RIGHT for that dumbazz decision..

    • MsB2u

      A.J. NaijaGal,MissTaken, Milky
      :hi:

    • NaijaGal

      they both escalated the situation by doing that but once he identified himself it should have ended there
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      ummmm no, dude with the gun escalated it and him being a cop he knew better...he basically tried to use himself being a cop to one up dude...he was off duty..he tried it with the "power" and failed miserably...now he's out of a pension and going to prison...at minimum he's looking at Voluntary Manslaughter

    • Milky

      @aj thanks :kiss:

    • NaijaGal

      MSB2U :waves:

    • lovezoe

      It's incredibly sad that his wife and kids had to witness this.

    • Milky

      :hi: msb2u

    • lovezoe

      Morning everyone :waves:

    • NaijaGal

      when power tripping goes wrong...where's Dave Chappelle when you need him :no: <====smh cause everybody lost in this...plus get ready for the deceased's family to sue

    • lovezoe

      :newpost:

    • AllNYC

      You have your wife and kids in the car. Your main priority should not be flexing on some strangers over some road rage. Your priority should be keeping them safe. He should have called the authorities if the other party was driving recklessly and called it a day. Everyone lives and your kids don't have see you shoot somebody over some BS!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp6IxvJzZ-k :waiting: on my BEDAZZLED orthopedic shoes

      :newpost: up... Monkey toes got served while squawking on stage :rofl:

    • Smokie

      Walker could have, and SHOULD have, kept on driving. He could have taken down their plate and handled things the proper way. Instead, he pulled over (why? it surely wasn't to FIGHT with his fists)and stepped out of the car with his gun? Really?

    • Smokie

      With all of that rage, I'm sure his wife and kids have seen him mad before.

    • QueenSJ

      capricorn83 says:

      My 1st two questions…
      What is a “road rage incident?”
      Why did both cars pull over?

      My road rage usually consists of me blowing the horn or mean mugging the other person…from inside my own car… as we’re still driving. This is too much
      _____________________________________________________
      Exactly!

      They BOTH pulled over? How did they come to that agreement to pull over? Just blow the horn, flip each other and keep driving. I'm still in need of details.

    • http://www.twitter.com/thegwu GWU

      If he was white and this was Florida we wouldn't even know about the story. Harvey must of been white.

    • Danielle

      capricorn83 says:

      My road rage usually consists of me blowing the horn or mean mugging the other person…from inside my own car… as we’re still driving. This is too much
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Exactly! May even toss a middle finger here and there but thats as far as it goes.

    • Tt

      It's not self defense bc he pulled over & got out the car. Seen me one too many Judy Judy's to not know that. If he felt threatened he shoulda locked his doors and kept his ass on driving.

    • MsChocoTe

      I always say you are in your weapon when you are inside your car, if you feel threaten. He should have never pulled over unless they had an accident. Otherwise keep it moving. Based on the little given I don't see self-defense, yet.

    • Fitness821

      Joseph Harvey Jr. Is white.