Marcus Baker, 32, 1000 block of West 17th Street, was arrested Wednesday after a brief chase. He was charged with felony assault, obstructing official business, resisting arrest and concealed carry of a weapon.
Police said Baker shot Marvin Taylor, 29, who was staying at his girlfriend’s house in the 2300 block of Westview Court.
Officers were patroling the area at 12:13 a.m. when they heard the gunshots. Taylor’s girlfriend, Christine Robertson, ran out of her home yelling to officers that her boyfriend had been shot. Police said Taylor was lying between the living room and the kitchen, breathing shallowly, with gunshots in his back and leg.
Robertson said Taylor was visiting her and had been playing X-box when she went to sleep on the couch. She said she awoke to the sound of gunshots and Taylor running into the house saying he had been shot.
Taylor told Robertson that he heard a knock on the door, and when he answered, he had been shot by an unknown man, according to a police report.
Police spoke with a witness who said she heard three shots fired close to her home and saw Taylor running into Robertson’s home and a man dressed in all black running to a silver or gray vehicle that was followed by a police cruiser.
Police caught up with the suspect’s vehicle in the 2300 block of Leavitt Road. Police said Baker was driving, and he ran from the car when it was pulled over. An officer chased Baker to the backyard of 2200 block of West 23rd Street while another officer waited with passengers in the vehicle, Anthony Coats and Sholanda Harvey.
Lt. Mark Carpentiere said Coats and Harvey were interviewed and then released. He said Baker was determined to be the shooter and was arrested.
Police found an unloaded revolver behind 2300 Leavitt Road. A video shows Baker, possibly throwing shell casings, as he runs, according to the report.
Carpentiere said police are investigating to determine if the suspect and the victim knew each other. He said he did not know the motive behind the shooting.
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