Central York teacher killed in apparent murder-suicide: coroner

Meredith Willse
York Dispatch

Update:'She felt like one of us': Central York community mourns loss of beloved teacher

A Central York High School social studies teacher was shot dead Saturday after an apparent "domestic dispute" with a neighbor, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the York County Coroner's Office.

Erin Walker, 36, was critically injured in a shooting Saturday. The coroner's office was called to WellSpan York Hospital, where she died at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, the office identified the neighbor as Daniel Berry, 59.

Berry was fighting with Walker when he shot her and then himself, according to the coroner's office. He was found outside of his home with a gunshot wound to the head.

Central York High School social studies teacher Erin Walker, seen in a 2016 file photo.

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According to court records, Berry had numerous DUI charges dating as far back as 1988. The most recent case stemmed from a January 2021 arrest.

Walker's death prompted an outpouring of grief on social media as colleagues and students shared memories of the beloved teacher.

This is a developing story. More to come.

— Reach Meredith Willse at mwillse@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @MeredithWillse.

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