Ponchatoula man accused of shooting victim in the face; arrested during traffic stop
POSTED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:01pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 5:21pm
PONCHATOULA, LA (NBC33) — A man accused of shooting a man in the face was arrested after he was pulled over for a traffic stop, officials say.
The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that the shooting happened on Sunday, Sept. 15 shortly before 5:00 p.m. The located the victim at a Circle K location in Ponchatoula.
The victim was transported to a hospital in New Orleans for treatment. We’re told the victim is currently listed in stable condition.
Investigators learned that the shooting actually happened at a home located on Sisters Road. They identified Kenneth “Baron” Baker, 54, as the suspect responsible for the shooting.
Later that same night a deputy pulled Baker’s vehicle over for an unspecified traffic violation. The deputy learned that he was wanted in connection to the shooting and placed him under arrest.
Baker was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail.