Westfield police: man mishandled firearm, fatally wounding stepson

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WESTFIELD, Ind. – A Westfield man is in custody after police say he mishandled a firearm, fatally shooting his stepson early Tuesday morning.

The Westfield Police Department said the shooting happened at the Casey Acres Apartments around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Garrick Baker “mishandled the gun.” In the process, the firearm went off, fatally wounding his 18-year-old stepson.

The department took Baker into custody at the Hamilton County Jail.

Booking photo of Garrick Baker

He was booked on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness and reckless homicide.

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