Murder Suspect Called 911 To Report Shooting

Court documents say that Daniel Baker called police to report he had shot three people at a home in Pueblo. One of those three people died that night.

Daniel Baker

After shooting three people, one fatally, police say Daniel Baker put his weapon down and called 911.

Pueblo police say the events of that deadly night began when a friend of Baker's asked him to help her move out of a home she shared with her boyfriend, 29-year-old Joshua Fenderbosch. According to an arrest affidavit, the woman was fighting with her boyfriend, and asked Baker to protect her as she took her belongings from the home.

Baker told investigators that his friend "was afraid of Josh because of the problems they were having."

Fenderbosch later told police he and Baker had never met prior to that night.

Court documents say that the woman and a male companion met Baker at his home off North Greenwood Avenue. From there, Baker took them to the woman's home on the 2300 block of De Soto Road. The woman told him that some items were missing, including a flat screen television.

Fenderbosch told investigators that when he returned to the home shortly before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, the house was dark and an unfamiliar vehicle was in the driveway. Fenderbosch's roommate, Nicholas Carpenter, and another male named Benjamin Williams were with him as they entered the house.

Police say a fight then broke out between Fenderbosch and Baker.

"It carried out into the hallway," Fenderbosch said. He told police that as the men were fighting, Baker "pulled out a handgun and started shooting," hitting Fenderbosch twice. Fenderbosch was able to drive himself to the hospital.

According to Baker, he pulled out his gun out of self defense. He told investigators that Fenderbosch started punching him in the head. Fenderbosch's two companions joined in the fight, Baker said, kicking and punching him.

Baker told investigators that he tried to escape, but the men followed him into the living room. As they approached, Baker said he pulled out his Springfield .40 caliber and “shot several rounds at Josh and the other males inside the house.”

Baker told investigators after he fired the gun he called 911, “downloaded the gun,” then waited for police to arrive.

Responding officers say they were “flagged down” by Baker, whose clothing was splattered with blood. Baker was put into handcuffs and placed in the police car.

Police say the handgun was found near the front door with the slide locked back.

Carpenter, 21, was already dead when police arrived. Williams, 33, was taken to the hospital in critical condition . Police say they found the two on the floor in the bedroom with multiple gunshot wounds.

According to court documents, all three suffered at least two gun shot wounds.

According to the affidavit, another roommate told police that Fenderbosch and his girlfriend were using drugs and selling drugs out of the home, including meth and cocaine.

Neighbors told 11 News they had suspected drug activity because there was a lot of foot traffic in and out of the house.

Baker faces charges of second-degree murder. He is currently in the Pueblo County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Fenderbosch and Williams are still in the hospital. There is no update on their condition. Last report was that Williams was still in critical condition and Fenderbosch was in stable condition.

Investigators noted that Baker appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He denied both. He told them he had a prescription for oxycodone for arthritis, but did not take those pills for several days. Detectives said his “speech was thick tongued, and he sometimes he slurred his words.”

According to the arrest affidavit, Fenderbosch's girlfriend was nowhere to be found after the shooting, but police were eventually able to track her down in order to conduct an interview. Police tell 11 News the witness interviews are still ongoing.

According to court documents, Fenderbosch’s girlfriend owns the house off De Soto Road.

This is Pueblo's second homicide of 2012.

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  • by Marc Location: FL on May 4, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    So, the individuals that assume that "they were all druggies" are making this judgment because of what? He is guilty by proximity? What kinds of people do you think a lawful-minded citizen purchases a concealed weapon's license to protect themselves against? The girlfriend was attempting to leave a drug dealing abusive boyfriend. Is it really a surprise that a drug using/dealing abuser attacked someone and that person defended themselves? Perhaps, just perhaps, Mr. Baker spoke with a heavy tongue because he was kicked and punched in the head multiple times.
  • by Skully Location: OH on May 3, 2012 at 10:58 PM
    I just read through all the comments, and all I can say is SHAME on many of you. I hope you don't ever get called to jury duty as you have no real sense of innocent until proven guilty. The comments start with a "home invasion" to "they were all druggies" and none of it comes close to the truth. This is a self defense case plain and simple. Daniel Baker was assisting a battered woman out of her home and the batterer showed up with help. They started beating Daniel Baker and he felt his life was on the line. Thanks to the Second Amendment, he was able to defend his life. I feel for the family of the deceased and for Daniel Baker's family. To pass judgement long before the evidence is presented is to be ignorant and un-American.
  • by Scott C Location: CA on May 2, 2012 at 09:31 PM
    Dan Baker is a good man who does not go out of his way looking for trouble. He was invited into the house by the owner, and was violently attacked by 3 men. Textbook self defense. It is a shame that a young man lost his life, and it is a shame that another young man is being charged for murder for defending himself.
  • by anonymous Location: P-blow on Apr 24, 2012 at 08:12 AM
    WOW! Shouldn't we for now let the investigators and court decide? Even though it sounds like a clear case of self defense, three against one? Just my 2 cents.
  • by Shooter's Friend on Apr 20, 2012 at 03:20 PM
    Just so everyone knows Dan is a good man and was legally carrying a legal weapon. I doubt that any of the so-called victims could have legally owned based on their criminal histories, which obviosly Mr. Baker doesn't have. This is a case of SELF DEFENSE.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2012 at 09:45 AM
    We should drug test people before giving them a permit to carry a gun.
  • by shooters friend Location: no telling on Apr 20, 2012 at 09:00 AM
    Just so you all know, the shooter is a friend of mine and was beat up pretty bad. Now, you tell me, Did they beat him up AFTER he shot them? Were the "victims" acting in self defense? Probably not. The shooter was defending himself!!! Just like the article says. Thoughts and prayers go out to all involved...
  • by JB on Apr 19, 2012 at 09:06 PM
    You know drugs are and evil thing and this case is unfortunate. Although the parties involved lived in the home, becasue Mr. Baker attempted to flee the scene and they followed him out side and pursued him I believe the law should and probably is on his side. Doesnt change that no one deserved to die, my heart goes out to the family of the victims, your child/children are in a better place. And to Mr. Baker, who I fully believe is sitting in jail incredibly distraught over what occured is going through hell and worry at the moment for his past, present, and future. I pray for him. Especially if he really did attempt to leave a volitile situation and this ended up being the outcome.
  • by Reggin on Apr 19, 2012 at 06:06 PM
    Scary, yes...MMJ addict most assuredly!
  • by WTF!? on Apr 19, 2012 at 04:42 PM
    uh I'm pretty sure this is self defense as far as I know...I'm not saying the kid deserved to die but he shouldn't have been acting tough with his boys...where are the national headlines for this case?
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