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May 13, 2011
This tape is sssssoooo edited..
May 13, 2011
you shouldnt post comments about someone you know nothing about. Ty has a very loving family, he also has 3 sons.. This particular tape doesnt show everything..dont believe everything you see on the internet. He was also the most caring, comopassionate, l
Nov 4, 2009
Umm If someone shooting at MY HEAD at point blank range doesnt give justification to shoot someone what does? Give me a break. What are going to say he was just trying to ventilate his hat? Its sad when you have to worry about getting sued and being broug
Apr 21, 2008
Curious to know if he HAD killed Trooper Cre with the first shot, and then Police killed him later, would his Dad then think THAT was justified? Bad things happen to bad people.
Apr 10, 2008
The family should have done a better job of raising there son if I were a cop and he tried to to do this to me, I would have done the same thing Great Job done by the officer.
Mar 13, 2008
Yes he didnt have to die. If only his family taught him right from wrong.His soul is with God now. Thankfully trooper Cre is safe to continue his piece officer duties.
Feb 23, 2008
Thank the Lord we have some good officers and I trust we always will have
Nov 25, 2007
F the family.
Sep 1, 2007
Use of force justified by the trooper...um, YEAH! Thanks GOD he walked away from this incident!!

At approximately 1:47 a.m. Sunday, Tpr. James Cress, from the Wilmington Patrol Post, stopped Baker's vehicle for driving left of center and suspected operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) on State Route 753, south of U.S. 35.

A timeline of events visible on the in-car video of incident include:

1:48:10 Baker refuses to be patted down for weapons and assaults Tpr. Cress.

1:48:12 Struggle ensues and Baker pulls .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun.

1:48:22 Baker drops the firearm but recovers it as he and Tpr. Cress struggle and fall to the ground.

1:48:26 - 27 Baker fires round from .45 caliber handgun toward Tpr. Cress.

1:48:27 - 1:49:25 Baker maintains gun in hand. Tpr. Cress attempts to remove weapon from Baker's hand.

1:49:25 Baker's weapon visible, facing Tpr. Cress's in-car video camera.

1:49:34 Tpr. Cress is unable to gain control of Baker's weapon and as he is turning himself and his weapon toward Tpr. Cress, Baker is shot in the left side of his head by Tpr. Cress.

1:49:38 With Baker's weapon still in his hand, Tpr. Cress secures Baker's weapon from him.

1:57:40 After securing passenger from Baker's vehicle, Tpr. Cress begins first aid on Baker.

Patrol investigators discovered two bags of cocaine in his pocket and that Baker had an extensive criminal history including drug and weapon charges and violent behavior.