Harrisburg man accused of deadly shooting says he didn’t know gun was loaded

2013-02-01523 Maurice Belton, Jr.

Maurice Belton Jr.

A man who was shot to death in Harrisburg late Sunday night has been identified by authorities as 21-year-old Davion Walker, a Midtown resident.

Walker was found dead on the basement floor of a home along the 1300 block of North 15th Street. He had been shot once in the chest, police said.

Investigators have arrested and charged Maurice Belton Jr., , 20, of Harrisburg,  with criminal homicide, tampering with evidence, receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Belton was showing Walker a gun when he was shot, police said. Belton told investigators he didn’t realize the gun was loaded when he pointed it at Walker and pulled the trigger.

The gun was reported stolen.