Suspect Had Warrant

The man Eau Claire police say shot person last weekend was wanted for a different crime in Rusk County.

Kyle Baker, 22, is being held on recommended charges of intentional 1St degree recklessly endangering safety, substantial battery and felon in possession of a firearm for the Eau Claire incident.

Witnesses told police there was an argument between Baker and another person outside of a home in the 3300 block of Reno Drive. Police say Baker pulled a gun and shot the person.

According to court records, earlier this year, Baker was released from the Rusk County Jail because of the C OVID- 19 pandemic. He was set to be sentenced for a probation revocation stemming from a 2016 felony theft conviction.

However, Baker never showed up for the sentencing on May 5 in Rusk County and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.

Baker is being held in jail for the latest incident. Formal charges are yet to be filed.