Walker Fielder Madison Obituary, Police I.D University of Mississippi Student Killed in City Hall Hit-and-Run

Walker Fielder Madison Obituary

Walker Fielder Madison Obituary, Police I.D University of Mississippi Student Killed in City Hall Hit-and-Run -Since the early morning tragedy, our investigators have been working nonstop to locate two individuals implicated in Walker Fielder’s death and the injuries of a female Ole Miss student.

The suspects have been identified as Seth Rokitka and Tristan Holland, both of Collierville, Tennessee. Holland was arrested in Shelby County, Tennessee, moments ago for Accessory After the Fact and will be extradited back to Oxford.
We are actively collaborating with municipal, state, and federal authorities to apprehend Rokitka. He’s driving a Toyota Tundra with the registration plate 0J76U6 from Tennessee.

Walker Fielder Death – Vehicle Accident: The Oxford Police Department officers had confirmed that one of the two University of Mississippi student (male & female) that were involved in the fatal vehicle hit and run crash which was reported to have occurred in a parking lot behind City Hall early this Sunday morning, October 16, 2022, has unfortunately succumbed to his life-threatening injuries sustained from the crash.

Walker Fielder Madison Obituary
Walker Fielder Madison Obituary, Police I.D University of Mississippi Student Killed in City Hall Hit-and-Run

The male student who was later identified by The Mayor of Oxford, Robyn Tannehill as 21-years-old Walker Allen Fielder of Madison was said to have passed away while taking treatments at The Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi, while the other victim a yet-identified female victim remain in critical conditions taking treatments at The Regional One Medical Center in Memphis, TN where she was later transferred to.

Police repots according to The Oxford Police Department revealed that just at approximately 1:14 AM, very early this morning, the officers received an emergency/distressed call from someone who identified as a passers by that there were two people injured in the parking lot behind City Hall.

Officers and the Oxford Fire Department immediately responded to the incident and rushed down to the scene, officers arrived almost immediately and began tending to the two victims. They were both transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital North Mississippi.

Police detectives are running down every lead and are asking the public for assistance. Attached are photos of persons and vehicle of interest. If you have any information please call OPD at 662-232-2400 or CrimeStoppers at 662-234-8799. Please do not assume or make up facts that are not released by us, police added.

Ben Marsh, dean of students, released a statement Sunday afternoon about the incident. “We received the heartbreaking news that one of our students was killed early this morning, and another was seriously injured after they were hit by a vehicle driving near the Square.

We have been in touch with the families to offer our condolences and our support. I ask the community to join us in mourning the tragic loss of a life taken too soon, and we hope and pray that our injured student recovers fully from her injuries,” he said.

A university email on Sunday also identified the student who died as Walker Allen Fielder, 21, of Madison. He was an active member of Sigma Chi fraternity and was pursuing a B.B.A. in Finance. Meanwhile, Marsh said the university family is providing support for students. “We understand this may be a very distressing time for our campus community, and we encourage anyone who needs assistance to visit the following university support services:

The statements released by The Mayor of Oxford, Robyn Tannehill reads below;

I cannot let the sun go down on this terrible day without making a statement regarding the tragic event that happened in our community early this morning. As many of you have already heard, two students were injured in the parking lot behind City Hall.

They were both immediately transferred to Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi. Sadly, the male student, Walker Fielder from Madison, Mississippi passed away from the injuries sustained. A female Ole Miss student remains hospitalized in Memphis. Please follow the social media accounts of the Oxford Police Department for information regarding the details of the incident and arrests.

Information will be provided to the public as it is appropriate to do so. As this is an ongoing investigation, information may not be as readily available as some would hope, but I promise you that these families and finding justice for these students are our top priorities and the case will be handled with as much compassion as possible for those involved.

I am proud of the Oxford Police Department and their dedication to these families and to getting answers. They are ultimate professionals and I am honored to work with them. I am writing to you tonight as a Mother with a broken heart for these families, for their precious friends, for their sorority sisters and fraternity brothers, for their hometowns, and for our community as we all weather another terrible storm.

I am writing to ask you for your prayers for Walker’s Mom and Dad and Sister as they mourn the loss of this young man who was handsome and kind and talented and loved by so many. Pray for peace and comfort for them that only comes from our Heavenly Father.

I am asking you to pray for complete healing for the female student. Please pray for wisdom for her doctors and nurses. Please pray that her injuries and her heart would heal. The physical and emotional pain these families are experiencing is unimaginable.

Oxford is a community that comforts those that need comforting. Perhaps that comes from practice and from times of trials that we wish we could pray away, but nevertheless, Oxford always steps up when things are hard and when people need us. These two families need us. They need our prayers.

They need us to surround those that love them and be God’s hands and feet. Times like these make us treasure our time with those we love. You have my commitment that we will continue to do all we can to make Oxford, Mississippi the safest community to go to school, to live and to visit.

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