Police arrest man in Ballard homicide case

Updated 11:25 a.m.: Seattle Police homicide detectives and a SWAT team arrested a 25-year-old man near Shoreline yesterday afternoon.

Today detectives announced the man has been booked into King County Jail for investigation of the murder of Robert Baker on April 22nd on Leary Ave. in Ballard. Police did not reveal the suspect’s name or a possible motive in the case.

“This remains an active and on-going investigation,” explains Detective Mark Jamieson. “Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact investigators at (206) 233-5000.”

The shooting occurred near The Shelter and Cedar Room along NW Leary Way early Sunday morning on April 22nd. The brother of UW football star Budda Baker, Robert Baker died of a gunshot wound to the chest despite officers’ efforts to revive him.

Baker (above) was a well-known youth football coach, and a GoFundMe page has been set up to support his wife Samantha and three children he left behind.

“Please help support our family during this difficult time and to help stay on our feet while we move forward from this tragedy,” Samantha Baker posted on GoFundMe. “Anything helps and we appreciate the love and support in advance.”

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Bjarne
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Bjarne

Glad I don’t live in ballard anymore. It’s almost as bad as Burien!

Things have changed since BHS Class of 57 – we had a dream, or at least a song was about that.

Bhagwhan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwhan Shree Sawant

$50 says this “football coach” was doing some dirt. Deal gone bad.

Shelly
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Shelly

Can someone delete Sawant’s comment? The family doesn’t need this from some ignorant jack ass who knows nothing about what happened.

Bhagwan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwan Shree Sawant

@Shelly
I love how you libs fall over yourselves defending sociopaths but demand censorship:

“Back in 2016, the brothers were profiled by Sports Illustrated as Budda Baker was on his way to becoming an All-American who helped lead UW to the Pac-12 Championship and an eventual College Football Playoff semifinal appearance.

The brothers exchanged hand-written notes for seven years as Robert Baker was serving a prison sentence for first-degree robbery and possession of a firearm. SI reported Robert Baker would watch UW games with guards and inmates whenever his younger brother was on TV.

Robert Baker told SI he had a gun when he confronted a friend who he claimed owed him money. The incident led to his arrest with Robert Baker also telling the publication the gun was used in other crimes he did not commit.

“I learned life can be taken away from you in two ways: death or prison,” Robert Baker was quoted as saying to SI. “I’m lucky it was prison, because death was around the corner.”

https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/homicide-detectives-investigate-after-man-shot-dead-in-ballard/736371097

elenchos
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elenchos

Delete nasty troll posts like this enough times and they will go away and cry for attention somewhere else.

SImple Jack
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SImple Jack

As a father myself, I often think I should be hanging out on Leary Way at 2am more often. For the kids’ sake.

Bhagwan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwan Shree Sawant

@Elencho

Drug dealers are nasty. Sex offenders are nasty. Thieves are nasty. Robbers are nasty, and increasingly their defenders are nastier and nastier.

And today in the neighborhood we have:
Beat:B2, STRONG ARM ROBBERY at 9XX BLOCK OF NW 45 ST reported on 5/1/2018 3:27 PM, Call# 18000153830

elenchos
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elenchos

Attention-starved shut-ins who lie on the internet to distract from their self-loathing are nasty. Targeting the most vulnerable people in society with offensive lies, all because you’re afraid of everything, is nasty.

Ditch all the sockpuppets, snowflake. You’re unique. There’s nobody else like you.

Becalm
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Becalm

Does anyone wish to refute the journalism which Bhagwan discovered?
If it’s true my inference is that two out-of-towners came to Ballard on a club night. Perhaps a financial transaction went bad; perhaps an honor killing.
Nothing to do with local residents (conventionally housed or otherwise. Nothing to do with Mike O’Brien. I will continue to avoid that area at clubbing time.
Let’s hope My Ballard stays on top of this story!

elenchos
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elenchos

Sockpuppetry fail. So lame.

BECALM
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BECALM

More info about the murderer and the arrestee: It’s In The P.I.

Kip
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Kip

The Cedar Room is a hole. It is morphing into a bona fide trouble spot. As long as this place is in business – expect more of the same.

Simple Jack
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Simple Jack

” the most vulnerable people in society ”

AKA, dad’s hanging out on Leary Way at 2am.

Simon Jack
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Simon Jack

ELENCHOS used to be Slog’s resident virtue signaling, soy boy until I slapped him around and he fled. Now he’s back here reclaiming his mantel as Ballard’s resident beta-male.

Bhagwan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwan Shree Sawant

@BeCalm
“Does anyone wish to refute the journalism which Bhagwan discovered?”
Of course they didn’t, which is why they screech about censoring me.

As far as O’Brien not being to blame – ackshually – the gangs move the hard drugs, and when they have beef, they shoot each other sometimes. We permitted the junkies to squat everywhere so now gang presence is up to supply them. Pretty basic stuff here. You may have notice the gang tags cropping up everywhere.

Sherlock
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Sherlock

looks like the suspect is Christopher Miles Gates – back in 2015 he was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (imagine that!) . That case however was dismissed.

P206
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Hello all, this is my first time posting. This My mom and grandpa are from Ballard, but I’m from NE and live on Cap Hill. This town is going to shit thanks to our idiotic City Council allowing open hard drug use and wimpy prosecutors. Ubiquitous mindless lefty drones aren’t helping they’re just as stupid as foaming at the mouth right-wingers. Enforcing basic law and order and city cleanliness shouldn’t be a partisan issue, its about making a city safe and clean for everybody.

Simple Jack
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Simple Jack

“looks like the suspect is Christopher Miles Gates – back in 2015 he was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (imagine that!) . That case however was dismissed.”

Welcome to Weepy Mike O’Brien’s world of “restorative” justice.

elenchos
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elenchos

See, if you’re going to post the same things in the same way five or six or ten times in the same thread, using different names each time, it doesn’t fool anybody. Just use the same handle. If you’re going to use dogwhistles as obvious as “soy boy”, you might as well pick a name with KKK or SS or Riech in it. You’re really not fooling anybody.

Now, go look in the mirror and say out loud: “I am the only alt-right white supremacist on my local neighborhood blog, and it bothers me so much I use sockpuppets to pretend I’m not alone.” See if you can look yourself in the eye when you say that. Why is it so hard to do? It’s your self respect calling. It’s trying to tell you something you need to hear.

Clyde
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Clyde

This kind of violent crime is usually in the southend, Rainier Beach, Burien and other trouble spots. Rare for Ballard. I feel sorry for the victim’s family.

Simple Jack
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Simple Jack

Elenchos, given up screaming “Nazi!” on slog?

elenchos
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elenchos

First answer the question: what “black on white hate crime” is being tolerated? Or admit you made it up. If you want to interrogate anyone you’re first going to answer questions yourself. And stop socking. There are rules.

Otherwise, ask away, and you will get no answers. I’m only going to mock you for being pathetic.

Nimby Clouseau
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Nimby Clouseau

Who shot the guy in the RV a few weeks ago here in Ballard?

Bhagwan Shree Sawant
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Bhagwan Shree Sawant

@Elenchos
Tukwila is just a few freeway exits away. Feel free to return to the ancestral strip malls that call out to you over the gunshots and screams of violent teens.

Desentupimentos Riotinto
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Thats great news, i hope the police got the right guy, it’s sad to that he left 3 little kids behind.