Murder suspect in custody, according to Baker Police

Murder suspect in custody, according to Baker Police
Baker shooting (Source: WAFB)

BAKER, La. (WAFB) - Authorities with the Baker Police Department have suspended all efforts to track down a wanted murder suspect around 3 a.m. on January 15.

Police say Thomas Wayne Joseph, 31, also known as “TJ” was located and taken into custody by the US Marshal’s Violent Crime Fugitive Task Force.

Joseph was wanted in connection to a shooting that happened in Baker on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Thomas Wayne Joseph
Thomas Wayne Joseph (Source: Baker Police Department)

Police Chief Carl Dunn says the shooting happened at a home on McHugh Road during a dispute was happening between the homeowner and a contractor. Joseph, an associate of the homeowner, opened fire and hit a bystander who was trying to deescalate the situation, according to Dunn.

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