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Dad of Maine shooting victim learns his son died a hero at Lewiston bar: ‘Would never run away’

The father of a Maine shooting victim spoke out after learning his son died a hero, trying to save his colleagues and customers when a gunman opened fire on the bar-restaurant he managed.

Joseph Walker, 57, was the manager of Schemengees Bar and Grille, and according to police accounts, he ran toward the suspected shooter, Robert Card, as the rampage began Wednesday night.

Leroy Walker addressed his son’s heroic actions and the legacy he left behind in the community during “FOX & Friends” on Friday. 

“It has been a nightmare,” Walker told Lawrence Jones. “Just listening to the officer, I knew my son would do something, if it was possible, that he wouldn’t run away. I knew that. He would never run away from anything like this.”


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