Baker man charged with attempted murder after Saturday shooting
BAKER – Police say a man was charged with two counts of attempted murder Sunday morning after they say he opened fire on another vehicle in Baker Saturday.
Police say the shooting happened at the intersection of Plaza Drive and Jefferson Street late Saturday night.
The two victims told detectives that earlier in the night they encountered 20-year-old Dalvin Broadway and his girlfriend at a retail store on Plank Road. The female victim said that she was having ongoing problems with Broadway because she used to date him.
Detectives say Broadway challenged the male victim and the group left the store to go to another place to fight.
The victims said Broadway and his girlfriend were following in their car to the location when someone in Broadway’s car started shooting.
Police at the scene recovered several shell casings and spoke to a witness who saw two cars traveling the same direction when the shooting started.
Police also said video footage from the store confirmed the victims’ account.
The female victim told detectives that Broadway owned a semi-automatic handgun and showed a photo from social media with Broadway holding a gun.
Police say Broadway’s girlfriend met with detectives at the Baker Police Department, corroborated the victims’ statements and identified Broadway as the shooter.
The girlfriend told Police that Broadway said he was upset about the ongoing problems with the victim and then started shooting.
Baker Police say the girlfriend’s statements matched evidence collected at the scene.
Broadway was arrested Sunday morning and charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property.
Baker Police say Broadway admitted to getting into a verbal fight but denied shooting at the victims.
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