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.”