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ARREST MADE IN WEEKEND SHOOTING

ARREST MADE IN WEEKEND SHOOTING

We now have more information about a weekend shooting in Eauy Claire. It was on May 24th just before 11 at night when the Eau Claire Police Department received information indicating a person had been shot.

During the initial 911 call, no location was provided. A short time later, police were called to a local hospital for a gunshot victim. Officers were able to determine that the victim had been shot at a residence in the 3300 block of Reno Drive in Eau Claire. 

Officers responded to this location and conducted multiple traffic stops on vehicles leaving the residence where this incident was believed to have occurred. One of the subjects detained was 22 year old Kyle E. Baker.

Officers conducted numerous interviews of the subjects who were leaving and those still at the residence. A search warrant for the residence was obtained and served. The resulting search located a used bullet, an empty shell casing, firearm ammunition, and drug paraphernalia. 

The interviews conducted with the victim and witnesses indicate Kyle Baker had gotten into an altercation with the victim at which time Baker shot the victim with a handgun.  The victim is expected to survive. 

Kyle Baker was transported to the Chippewa County Jail on the initial charges of 1st Degree Reckless Endangerment of Safety, Substantial Battery; and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  The Eau Claire Police Department is continuing to investigate this incident. Additional charges may result. 

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