Walter Wallace Jr. Criminal Record, History & Rap Sheet

walter wallace jr. criminal record

Walter Wallace Jr., the Philadelphia man who was shot and killed by police, had a serious and recent criminal record.

To be clear, a criminal history doesn’t make a police shooting justified. However, it does provide a fuller biography. Family members have said that Wallace Jr. had mental health issue; police say he had a knife when officers shot him in a scene captured on video.

The shooting has ignited riots and looting throughout Philly. According to Fox News, Wallace rapped about “shooting police officers.”

What was the criminal history of Walter Wallace Jr.?

Here’s the rap sheet for Wallace Jr.


Walter Wallace Jr. Criminal History

Read his full criminal record here from the Philadelphia court system.

According to ABC 6 and online court records obtained by Wisconsin Right Now, this is Wallace Jr.’s criminal record:

  • He had a pending case for “allegedly threatening to shoot a woman and her house up,” ABC 6 reported. Here’s the court record:
  • In 2017, he pleaded guilty “to robbery, assault, and possessing an instrument of crime after kicking down the door of another woman and putting a gun to her head.”
  • In 2013, he pleaded “guilty to assault and resisting arrest after punching a police officer in the face.”

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that police were called “dozens of times” for “problems” at Wallace’s home, including twice before the shooting incident.

    The Inquirer reported that Wallace “had been in and out of court for nearly a decade, with convictions for crimes including resisting arrest and robbery…city judges routinely sought to get him mental health treatment.”

    Police have said they are still trying to determine what officers knew about Wallace before they responded to the house. They received “31 radio calls since May” relating to Wallace’s address, some involved “reports of a person with a weapon, threats, or assaults, the sources said,” the Inquirer reported.

    They were called to the house for a report of a man with a knife, according to the newspaper.

    “Responding officers witnessed a male on the block. Immediately they noticed he had a knife in his possession and he was brandishing it, and waiving it erratically,” said Philadelphia Police Sergeant Eric Gripp to CBS Philadelphia.

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3 Comments

  1. The police officers did their job ensuring the safety of the community. You can not under any circumstances approach a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon. Officers informed the Mr. Wallace over 20 times to drop the knife as he chased them down the street. I do believe that there are bad apples in every aspect of the world. However in this situation the officers fear for their life and the lives of the citizens. It is sad to see a life taken in any circumstances however I don’t believe the officers intent were to kill anyone when they answered this call. If anyone failed the community here it was the city of Philadelphia city council and mayor. I believe that mental health is a huge issue across the board and the city should have a mental health mobile unit that the police department can work with side by side to give the citizens who are effected by mental health the service they deserve. It is time for change in the city of Philadelphia and it’s time that city council and the mayor be held accountable for their disservice to the citizens of Philadelphia. The fact that the FOP is encouraging the release of the body cam so the community can see that the officers did their job and the city would decided not to release the body cam immediately definitely plants a seed with the community and adds to the continue unrest in city and is disturbing to say the least. My prayers go out to the family of Mr. Wallace and the police department of Philadelphia.

  2. Philadelphia is one of the worst departments in the US in terms of abuse of power and there is a reckoning coming and hopefully some police reform, however, what happened when they shot him is not racism, but what happens when anyone with this guy’s history of violence and involvement in crime comes at police with a knife and doesn’t heed officers repeated warnings to put it down. It wasn’t because he was black that he is dead, but rather how he behaved over time, the things he did, the threats he made to kill police just hours before, the crimes he committed against his own community again and again. This guy was a menace and lived a very violent life and that is why this guy died, not because of the color of his skin. Shame on the mainstream media to pretend that innocent, law abiding citizens are routinely being gunned down, and thereby inciting divisions and violence. Shame on the MSM and others who fail to disclose his history of violence and circumstances surrounding this incident. Yes, he needed mental health counseling, but it was ordered many times for him by judges who tried to be lenient and he refused to get any help and now this is the result. He was a danger to his own community. Black Lives Matter, but Facts have to matter as well. BLM and MSM are fact free entities and that has to stop!

  3. Philadelphia is one of the worst departments in the US in terms of abuse of power and there is a reckoning coming and hopefully some police reform, however, what happened when they shot him is not racism, but what happens when anyone with this guy’s history of violence and involvement in crime comes at police with a knife and doesn’t heed officers repeated warnings to put it down. It wasn’t because he was black that he is dead, but rather how he behaved over time, the things he did, the threats he made to kill police just hours before, the crimes he committed against his own community again and again. This guy was a menace and lived a very violent life and that is why this guy died, not because of the color of his skin. Shame on the mainstream media to pretend that innocent, law abiding citizens are routinely being gunned down, and thereby inciting divisions and violence. Shame on the MSM and others who fail to disclose his history of violence and circumstances surrounding this incident. Yes, he needed mental health counseling, but it was ordered many times for him by judges who tried to be lenient and he refused to get any help and now this is the result. He was a danger to his own community. Black Lives Matter, but Facts have to matter as well. BLM and MSM are fact free entities and that has to stop!

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