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Albemarle County Police searching for suspect in Friday morning domestic shooting

Chris Graham
Walter Lamont Banks
Walter Lamont Banks. Photo: Albemarle County Police

Albemarle County Police are requesting assistance in locating a suspect in shooting at Berkshire Place on Friday.

Walter Lamont Banks, 26, was last seen operating a gray or beige 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS SUV, displaying Virginia license plate TRL-5104.

Banks is wanted in a shooting reported at 8:23 a.m. in the 2400 block of Berkshire Place.

A 22-year-old woman was shot and transported to the University of Virginia Hospital by a third party.

The woman is reported to be in stable condition.

Investigators believe this was a domestic-related incident.

Banks is also wanted by the City of Charlottesville on a probation violation.

Anyone with information on Bank’s location is encouraged to contact Detective Schneider at 434-296-5807, or anonymously at [email protected] or 434-977-4000.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].