Thirty-four-year-old Gary Wallock and his girlfriend had just purchased lobster tails inside the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse in Lauderhill, and were about to enter their motor vehicle, when a gunman dressed in red approached him and shot him 13 times. The incident was captured on surveillance video which shows Wallock attempting to escape the attack at 1854 NW 38th Avenue before falling to the ground. His executioner then stands over him and fires several more bullets into his face and upper body.
The shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. Monday as Wallock, 34, left the Lobster and Seafood Warehouse with a friend. As they reached Wallock's car, the friend headed for the front passenger door while he paused by the car's trunk. Meanwhile, the gunman crouched next to a minivan parked around a building from Wallock's car, then sprinted toward Wallock.
The killer extended his gun arm and fired at Wallock's head. That shot might have missed Wallock. A second shot near mid torso also might have missed. But Wallock collapsed as he started to run to his left, leaving him down and defenseless outside the driver-side door. The killer shot enough to kill Wallock. Then he fired more shots into him.
The killer then sprinted through the bushes lining the parking lot while Wallock's terrified friend frantically did the same in the other direction before eventually coming back to her friend's body.
Wallock lived in Lauderdale Lakes. A ticket for driving without a license is Wallock's only recorded run-ins with the law in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Family members of Gary Wallock are now struggling to cope with the execution style killing of the Jamaican man in a parking lot in Florida last week. Donald Wallock, the deceased man's father, fought back tears as he spoke about the brutal kiling of his son in a media interview in Florida.
"It's hard, it's very, very hard, I can't cope with it," the senior Wallock told Local10News. "I gotta go bury my son." Gary Wallock relocated from Jamaica to the United States four years ago to open a barber shop, his aunt Valdene Beckford said.
"He had so much great potential. He was a good kid, he never hurt anyone, and for someone to gun him down like that, it's hard," Beckford said. Police have identified the shooter in the video as 26-year-old Trace Obrian Walker, 26. They said Walker is wanted for murder.
The Lauderhill Police have described the act as an execution style killing and have appealed to the public to come forward with information to assist in solving the brazen murder. Gary Wallock's girlfriend is now in protective custody. He leaves behind a five-year-old daughter in Jamaica.