Trinity Co. man in custody after Valentine's Day shootings

Parts of Highway 94 between Trinity and Glendale were blocked for more than six hours Sunday.
Parts of Highway 94 between Trinity and Glendale were blocked for more than six hours Sunday.

TRINITY CO, TX (KTRE) – Trinity County sheriff's investigators are questioning 47-year-old Michael Baker after finding both his mother and father shot in the head and him barricaded in the family's home this afternoon.

According to Angelina County Sheriff's deputy Lt. Bryan Holley, who was at the scene, Baker allegedly shot his mother and held her hostage for several hours and then turned the gun on his father when he arrived home.

Investigators say the parents, whose names are not being released at this time, are hospitalized at undisclosed facilities.  Both are said to be in critical conditions.  Each with a gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators say the incident occurred at the family's residence, which is located off Hwy 94 west between Glendale and Trinity, about one half mile from FM 3188.  The road was barricaded for over six hours with limited traffic allowed in and out.

When first responders arrived, they are said to have found the woman wounded on the front porch of the home, once her son allegedly released her as a hostage.

Investigators are trying to figure out exactly what happened.  They say early indications are Baker got into a conflict with his parents which escalated.  The shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Officers from Polk, Walker and Angelina counties, as well as, Trinity police, were at the scene and assisted the Trinity County Sheriff's department.

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