36-year-old man died after being shot by suspect, a 28-year-old man who happens to be the boyfriend of the victim’s former girlfriend.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 21, 2017
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee police have arrested both Desiree Lee Kerner, 31, and her boyfriend, Les Paul Henderson, 28, in connection with the early March homicide of Daniel “Danny” Lee Baker, 36, aka, “Dbo”. According to police, Henderson shot Baker while Kerner was present. Kerner has not been charged with the homicide, but her parole officer placed a hold on her after it was learned that drugs were involved. She remains in custody for a prior felony conviction.
Henderson was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-degree reckless homicide and for possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, Henderson is facing up to 25 years in prison for reckless homicide and up to $100,000 in fines and 10 years in prison for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and up to $25,000 in fines. Henderson is being held on a $10,000 cash bond, but a hold has been placed.
Henderson is expected back in court on April 4, he has pleaded not guilty.
Baker was shot at the 2300 block of S. 9th Street and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, an argument resulting from an accusation by Kerner that someone had tried to put his hands on her ignited an altercation. Baker who was inside Kerner’s home asked what was happening. Then argument between Baker and Henderson followed and Baker made a phone call to get some people to come over and handle the situation. But Henderson got upset because Baker had called for other people to get involved in the argument. Then, Henderson took out a .22 Caliber handgun and pointed it at Baker, telling him that he would shoot him. At that time, Kerner’s brother who had previously given the gun to Henderson tried to keep Henderson from shooting Baker and pulled Henderson’s arm causing the handgun to fire and a bullet struck Baker in the stomach.
Henderson then fled the scene, but police were able to get fingerprints from a beer can to identify Henderson, since Kerner and her brother wouldn’t cooperate with police in identifying that Henderson had shot Baker.
Baker is survived by four children.