THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT at the LOCAL, STATE, and FEDERAL LEVELS, NON GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS, LAWYER, AFTER LAWYER, AND LAW FIRM, AFTER LAW FIRM FAILS TO INVESTIGATE ON BEHALF OF THE TARGETED VICTIMS' AND/OR COVERS UP the CRIMES BEING COMMITTED BY THEIR CIVILIAN NETWORK OF SLEEPER CELLS IN THE GUISE OF NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH/COMMUNITY LIAISONS, SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING - INFORMANT/SNITCH COMMUNITIES - (note: the linked article is just one Agency, think of all other agencies at the local, state, federal, private security, 501(c)3 like InfraGard civilian organizations working on behalf of that are also Covering Up the crimes their Civilian Informants/Sleeper Cells are committing)
On - 04 August 2014 - Targeted Individual Kenneth Baker was SHOT (3) Times on an Anaheim, CA Highway, by an Unknown Assailant. Mr. Baker although wounded, felt it necessary to follow the shooter in order to obtain more identifying information about the man who shot him, i.e. License Plate, Color, Make, Model of Vehicle.
"Had I not chased him down, the man would have gotten away," Baker said.
On Monday afternoon, 32-year-old Jerry Valentin, of Arizona, shot multiple times at Baker's car.
"For what reason I don't know. I never got close to him. I don't know the man. I've never seen him in my life," Baker said.
Baker was hit three times in the arm and his car was riddled with holes.
"I felt some leaking going down and I saw that my shirt was full of blood," Baker said.
But instead of panicking, Baker, who has a background in law enforcement, chased after Valentin in his car, going up to 95 mph. Then, he called 911. When a driver shot at him on the 91 Freeway in Fullerton, Kenneth Baker was not about to let him go.
Authorities told Kenneth Baker to stop after he was shot, but he didn’t want his attacker to get away.
BY SCOTT SCHWEBKE / STAFF WRITERKen Baker recovers Wednesday after being shot two days earlier while driving his SUV. After the shooting, he called the California Highway Patrol on his cellphone to report the attack from someone in another vehicle on the 91.
Baker was stunned but soon realized he was in a life-and-death struggle.
“I felt blood coming down my chest,” he said. “I felt it drizzle.”
But Baker, though seriously wounded, said he didn’t think twice about calling 911 Monday afternoon while pursuing his assailant in a harrowing, high-speed chase.
“I’m not letting this guy go,” said Baker, a 57-year-old truck driver and former reserve police officer from Santa Ana, recalling what he told emergency dispatchers, who repeatedly ordered him to give up the pursuit. “I didn’t want to stop.”
Within minutes, authorities pulled over a driver and arrested Jerry Valentin, 32, of Scottsdale, Ariz., in connection with the shooting.
Valentin was charged Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court with attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm inside a vehicle, plus sentencing enhancements for personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury, personal use of a firearm, and great bodily injury.
Valentin is accused of driving alongside Baker’s Expedition and using a handgun, loaded with shotgun rounds, to fire at least one round at the driver’s side. Valentin then discarded the gun on the freeway, prosecutors said.
Sitting Wednesday morning on the porch of his Santa Ana home, Baker, who still has shotgun pellets lodged in his left shoulder and near a lung, recounted his brush with death.
It was around 4:20 p.m. Monday and Baker was merging onto the 91 eastbound from the 5 southbound freeway near Fullerton. He was listening to a traffic report and was concerned about making a doctor’s appointment in Anaheim Hills on time. Baker instinctively glanced over his left shoulder at an SUV with Arizona plates two lanes away.
Suddenly, there was a deafening boom.
“The window on my driver’s side exploded,” Baker said.
He said he initially thought the other driver had thrown something through his window. He floored the Expedition and began following the SUV at more than 95 mph as it weaved in and out of traffic on the 91.
Minutes into the chase, Baker realized he was shot and in trouble.
But he was determined to catch the shooter and used his cellphone to give emergency dispatchers a play-by-play of the pursuit.
The Fullerton Police Department released an audio clip of Baker's 911 call on Wednesday.
"They took out my window and I think my arm is shot," he can be heard telling a dispatcher. "I'm trying to catch up to them now."
“The California Highway Patrol told me to end the pursuit,” Baker said. “I told them I’m shot.”
Baker estimated he chased the SUV for 15 miles, past East Street, State College Boulevard, Imperial Highway and toward Weir Canyon, while bleeding profusely.
“He was cutting off cars on the 91,” Baker said. “He faked like he was getting off the freeway.”
CHP troopers raced to the scene and took over the pursuit. A motorcycle officer drove up alongside Baker, asked him to pull over and stay inside his vehicle.
“I wanted to get out and see the bullet holes,” Baker said.
The Expedition parked in Baker’s driveway still bears the evidence of his encounter. Eight shotgun pellet holes mark the driver’s side door and window. Inside the door, Baker’s blood is mingled with shattered glass.
Baker wasn’t thrilled about the fuss paramedics made over his wounds.
“I told them to take some pliers, pull the bullets out, bandage me up and I’ll be on my way,” he said. He was treated and released from UCI Medical Center in Orange.
Baker said he picked out Valentin’s photo from a police lineup, but has never met him and is unaware of a motive for the shooting.
Nor have authorities released a motive for the shooting. Valentin is being held in the Orange County Jail on $1 million bail. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. A pretrial hearing is set for Aug. 14.
“There was no reason to shoot me. I didn’t do anything,” Baker said. “Whatever motivation he had, it was stupid.”
Despite the outcome for Baker, it’s unwise for motorists to pursue criminal suspects, Fullerton police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel said.
“We encourage citizens to be involved but would advise against following armed individuals,” she said. “They should instead call their local law enforcement agency immediately.”
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Targeted Individual Kenneth Baker, seen here being interviewed on Jesse Ventura's,
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