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Woman Shot In Police Station Parking Lot By Ex-Boyfriend

Baker, LA – A man chased his ex-girlfriend across town and into the parking lot of the Baker Police Department and then shot her.

Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn told WBRZ that police received a 911 call at about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 18 from a woman who was being chased by her ex-boyfriend.

The female caller did not respond to the dispatcher’s questions about her location, but she could be heard screaming in the background.

Baker police used the cell phone to track down the woman’s location and discovered she had called them from a spot near the Walmart in the 1400-block of Plank Road, WBRZ reported.

Chief Dunn said police believed that the woman’s ex-boyfriend – later identified as Frederick Roddy – had chased her from the Walmart to the parking lot of the Baker Police Department on Alabama Street.

The victim – later identified as Janice Spears – was found wounded outside the police station, WAFB reported.

She had been shot multiple times while sitting in her car.

Roddy fled the scene just before officers rushed into the parking lot looking for Spears, WAFB reported.

Family members said Spears and Roddy were a couple for 12 years before she broke off the relationship a few months ago.

They told WAFB that Roddy had a history of being aggressive with Spears.

Chief Dunn called the shooting a domestic incident when he met with reporters afterwards, WBRZ reported.

“We are on this case and we are looking for a quick resolution to this crime and take that person off the street,” he promised.

The police chief said he wished he had known about their troubled relationship before things exploded, WAFB reported.

Roddy turned himself in to authorities later in the day, WBRZ reported.

He was charged with attempted first-degree murder, illegal use of a weapon, and criminal damage to property.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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