Eau Claire shooting suspect identified

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The Eau Claire Police Department identifies the suspect in a shots fired case during the weekend as 22-year-old Kyle Baker.

Baker was arrested and as of Tuesday is being held in the Chippewa County jail, awaiting charges.

The Eau Claire Police Department says the incident happened just before 11 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 3300 block of Reno Drive on Eau Claire’s north side, which is in Chippewa County.

Authorities say they made contact with several people who saw what happened.

They determined some sort of altercation happened and witnesses say baker shot the victim.

“As with any investigation into gunshots or this form of violence in our community, we take it very seriously. Just with any other investigation that we do, we do a thorough job – and we’re going to do that in this case as well,” said Lt. Ben Frederick with ECPD.

The police department says during a search of the house, officers found a spent bullet round, a shell casing, and drug paraphernalia.

The shooting victim – only identified as an adult man – is expected to recover.

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