Phoenix PD: Man accused of shooting ex-girlfriend and taking her to the hospital

Posted at 12:24 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 21:41:26-04

A man reportedly shot his ex-girlfriend with her gun and drove her around town before dropping her off at the hospital. 

Court records show that on August 14, Shanesha Rouse's ex-boyfriend reportedly broke into her home, shot her, kidnapped her, then took her to the hospital.

"I'm like, 'you shot me, you shot me,'" Rouse said. "Then he puts the gun to my head and he's cussing at me and telling me he's going to kill me.  And I'm begging him like, 'my kids are in the house, like, don't do anything crazy.'"

Police report that a woman was awoken by a noise at her home near 112th Avenue and Indian School Road. As she went out to investigate, she saw her front door open. She went to close the door when her ex-boyfriend, 40-year-old Warren Deadrian Baker, allegedly put his foot in the doorway and pushed his way inside. 

Police say that Baker found a handgun in the bedroom that he had previously given the victim as a gift. He pointed it at her and her new boyfriend as he threatened to kill them both.

"He has the gun; I heard him cock the gun," Rouse said.

The victim reported that Baker then stepped outside, and she followed him to shut the door, she heard a gunshot and felt a "burning in her leg" and realized that she had been shot.

"...My ears are ringing, and then I feel like I'm using the bathroom on myself because it's so warm," Rouse said.

Baker then grabbed her and drove her around while still holding the gun.

"I'm like, 'Please, I really need help, I'm dying,'" Rouse explained. "Then, after that, I just remember being inside of a hospital."

He dropped her off at a hospital near 92nd Avenue and Thomas Road.

The victim told police that she ended her relationship with Baker in January after finding out he was married. 

"He just showed up and messed up my life in a blink of an eye," Rouse said. "I was sleeping and woke up and my life almost ended at my front door."

Police located and arrested Baker in North Phoenix on August 31. Baker denied shooting the victim but admitted to taking her to the hospital. 

Baker has been charged with aggravated assault and other related charges.