Shasta Co. Sheriffs determine Redding double homicide to be murder-suicide, identify victims

Mar 10, 2016 2:38 PM by David McVicker

Shasta County Sheriffs announced Thursday that they have determined the double homicide in Redding to be a murder-suicide, Shasta County Sheriffs announced in a press release.

Timothy Baker, 38, is believed to have shot his wife Rosanna Baker, 36, and then turned the gun on himself at their home on the 20000 block of Sugar Plum Way in Redding around 10 p.m. Wednesday Night.

Deputies reported that a family members of the victims received a call saying that Timothy was pointing a gun at Rosanna and threatening to kill her. Authorities arrived to the home and attempted to make contact but none was made.

Deputies entered the home from the unlocked front door and found a 2-year-old boy in the home. The toddler was uninjured.

Investigators stressed that evidence of the scene led them to believe that the 2-year-old did not witness the apparent murder and suicide.

Further search of the home revealed Rosanna lying face down with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Timothy Baker was found blocking the entrance to the door with a gunshot wound just below the chin. A loaded 22-caliber rifle was found near Timothy Baker’s body.

Detective said they will continue to follow up in an attempt to determine what has occurred in recent days, weeks and months in an effort to discover what lead to this tragic shooting.

The Major Crimes Unit is asking if anyone has information about what may have lead up to the shooting to contact detectives at 530-245-6135.


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