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16-Year-Old Girl Charged In Stolen Car Chase That Killed Teen In Region

Tea’Shawn Walker
Tea’Shawn Walker Photo Credit: GoFundMe/Nateasha Walker

A 16-year-old girl has been charged after a stolen car chase in the Capital District left one of her teen passengers dead.

The teen was arrested Friday afternoon, June 10, according to Albany Police. Her name is not being released due to her age.

Investigators said the girl was behind the wheel of a stolen vehicle that fled from Albany police when officers attempted to stop it near Lark Street and Manning Boulevard on April 4.

In all, six teenagers were in the car, according to police.

Shortly after the girl fled, she crashed into another vehicle that was entering Northern Boulevard from Pennsylvania Avenue, police said.

She then continued driving on Northern Boulevard before crashing into a building near Broadway and Lawn Avenue, according to police.

The impact left 13-year-old Tea’Shawn Walker, of Albany, with serious injuries. He later died at a hospital.

The teen suspect was charged with multiple crimes Friday, including manslaughter, criminal possession of stolen property, and unlawfully fleeing a police officer.

She was arraigned in Albany County Family Court and taken to the Juvenile Secure Detention Facility.

Meanwhile, Walker's family is still dealing with his devastating loss.

The teen attended Hacket Middle School, where he played on the baseball team, according to his aunt, Nateasha Walker.

She organized a GoFundMe campaign to help the family with memorial expenses. As of Friday, June 10, it had raised more than $12,000.

"To those he saved, he becomes their guardian angel!" Walker said. "To the sibling he left behind, he's forever an inspiration."

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