Baytown police searching for suspect who allegedly shot man ‘in cold blood'

By Nakia Cooper - Senior Web Editor

BAYTOWN, Texas - Baytown police are searching for a man they say shot another man "in cold blood" at a Valero gas station early Friday. They are on the hunt for Walter Pickering, 25, who witnesses say shot 32-year-old Glen Flowers.

The shooting happened in the 1600 block of North Alexander around 12:12 a.m.

According to witnesses, Pickering and a woman were arguing at a gas pump and Flowers, who knew Pickering, went over to intervene. That decision cost him his life.
Witnesses said Pickering turned toward Flowers, cursed at him, then opened fire.

"The victim apparently got involved in the argument in which time the suspect brandished a firearm and shot at him," said Lt. Eric Freed, Baytown Police Department.

Flowers was shot in the head and died at the scene.
Witnesses say Pickering fled in a 2007 silver Chevy pickup truck with the license plate number CGX-7280. They believe he may be traveling with his girlfriend.

Baytown police say Pickering has no regard for human life because he shot Flowers in cold blood in a public place where several people were located.

Pickering is considered armed and dangerous, and police want him off the streets.

Local 2 Investigates has learned Pickering was previously convicted of reckless driving, drug possession and criminal trespass. They say he even threatened one of his own family members with a gun.

The public is warned not to approach him. Call the authorities, instead.

Copyright 2014 by All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.