'Love triangle' to blame for shooting in Baker, one man arrested
BAKER- Authorities say jealousy may have caused a shooting that left one person hurt at an apartment early Wednesday morning.
The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. on Barrington Drive, near Groom Road. Police Chief Carl Dunn said the altercation began when a man showed up at his ex's apartment.
"We have what appears to be a love triangle going on. A gentleman came to a residence unannounced," Dunn said.
Police identified the man to be David Simpson. Simpson told police he and his ex-girlfriend spoke on the phone earlier Tuesday night about him retrieving all of the jewelry he gave her. The ex agreed to return the jewelry back to Simpson the following day.
Simpson then told police, "he did not feel right so he went to check on her." He knocked on the victim's door, she opened it then attempted to close the door when she realized it was Simpson. Simpson then forced his way into the home uninvited.
Police say an argument broke out once he learned her new "gentleman friend" was there. The man threatened Simpson with a gun telling him he needed to leave the residence or he would shoot him. Simpson refused to leave, stating that he was not afraid to die and to make sure he shoots him in the head. The man then shot Simpson in the leg, according to the arrest warrant.
Simpson was arrested and booked accordingly.