Deputies visited Baker to serve a warrant for violating his probation on drunken driving charges. On arrival Baker stood in the yard talking with another man. As officers approached, though, he turned to walk away towards the residence. They ordered him to stop several times. He turned and produced a weapon in his hand, and was shot to death. This was the second such fatal encounter in the county within eight days.

ID: 1280

Victms Name: John Thomas Baker
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Race:

City: Holiday
County: Pasco
State: FL
Zip Code: 34690
Country: United States of America

Agency: Pasco County Sheriff’s Office

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: Deputies visited Baker to serve a warrant for violating his probation on drunken driving charges. On arrival Baker stood in the yard talking with another man. As officers approached, though, he turned to walk away towards the residence. They ordered him to stop several times. He turned and produced a weapon in his hand, and was shot to death. This was the second such fatal encounter in the county within eight days.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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