Saturday, February 7, 2009

Attempted Homicide In El Dorado

On February 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a subject shot at a residence on Strickland Mine Road in El Dorado. Preliminary investigation suggests that the suspect drove up to the victim’s residence in a maroon vehicle. The victim exited the residence at which point he was shot multiple times. The suspect fled the area in the vehicle.

The victim was taken by helicopter to a trauma center for treatment. The victim was identified as Jonathan Lemaire (20 yrs.) of El Dorado and is in stable condition.

The suspect was located and arrested in the Somerset area approximately 40 minutes after the shooting. The investigation is on going at this time but this incident appears to stem from a prior domestic violence incident.

The suspect is identified as Kenneth Baxter, 43 years of age from the Somerset area. Kenneth Baxter was arrested and booked into the county jail for attempted Homicide and is being held without bail.

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