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North Port police arrest man in deadly shooting investigation

The woman's three children were inside the home at the time of the shooting, according to an arrest report.
Credit: North Port Police Department

NORTH PORT, Fla. — North Port police say they have arrested the man responsible for a deadly shooting in the 8400 block of Chesapeake Ave. 

Officers say 47-year-old Shawn Baker was charged with murder. 

Police say they received a call around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday regarding a shooting that turned into a homicide investigation when a woman was found dead at the scene.

According to an arrest report, Baker called 911 and told dispatchers he had shot and killed the woman. He also said the gun was loaded and in the bedroom. He then said he would be waiting on his knees with his hands up in the front yard, according to police.

Police then found the woman inside the house on the bed in the master bedroom and said it appeared she'd been shot in the head. 

The woman's three children were inside the house at the time of the shooting, officers said. They were not injured and officers said the children didn't see Baker shoot their mother. 

Credit: North Port Police Department

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