Jay Baker Wiki – Jay Baker Biography
According to Jay Baker Bio, Wiki, and Biography, He is the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Captain and spokesman of the department facing backlash for his comments on the Atlanta metro shooting. Speaking about suspect Robert Aaron Long, the captain said the gunman was having a “bad day” when he allegedly killed eight people and for a Facebook post showing a T-shirt that said the coronavirus was imported from “CHY-NA.” Baker made comments during a Wednesday morning press conference that drew quick criticism.
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Baker’s comments during a Wednesday morning press conference drew sharp criticism from listeners, who said the captain was being insensitive and minimizing the death of eight people. Long told investigators he had a “sex addiction” and that he targeted Asian spas to eliminate “temptation.” Investigators emphasized there was no evidence the spas were involved with illegal activities.
JUST IN: Robert Aaron Long, 21 , is booked into jail accused of murdering 8 people in shooting spree targeting Asian massage parlors across metro Atlanta. pic.twitter.com/xrU5JCNCMx
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) March 17, 2021
“He was pretty much fed up, at the end of his rope, and it was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Baker said of Long. Facebook users commented on the Atlanta Police Department’s live stream of the press conference. “He had a ‘really bad day’? Is that going to be part of his defense Capt? What an insensitive thing to say. What kind of day did those workers have Capt Baker?” one person wrote.
One person replied to the comment, saying Baker was quoting the suspect.
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A Facebook post that has now been deleted shared photos of T-shirts that said “COVID-19 imported virus from CHY-NA.” The photos were shared by the Daily Beast and Buzzfeed, which tied Baker to the account. Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds told the Daily Beast he was not aware of the post.
Hey Captain Jay Baker with Cherokee Country Sheriff's Office… this you? pic.twitter.com/1pTlwSlYZQ
— Rich Phelps (@RichPhelps) March 17, 2021
Robert Aaron Shooting Incident
The shooting occurred at a massage parlor along Bells Ferry Road. Surveillance footage showed the suspect fleeing the scene just before 5 p.m. at Young Asians Massage Parlor. A second and third shooting occurred later in the day in northeast Atlanta at about 6 p.m., about one hour after the Cherokee County shooting. Police are investigating whether the three shootings are related.
Here are photos of suspected shooter leaving massage parlor on Hwy 92 near Bells Ferry in Cherokee Co. Five shot, three of them have died as of 7pm ET. Call Cherokee Co. Sheriff’s Office 678-493-4200 if you can help detectives. @11AliveNews pic.twitter.com/E5OFLwVX1O
— Jon Shirek (@JonShirek) March 16, 2021
Robert Aaron Victims
The victims are Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33, Acworth, Xiaojie Yan, 49, Daoyou Feng, 44, Paul Andre Michels, 54. One of those injured people died later at the hospital, Jay Baker told 11 Alive News. The victims’ names have not been released. The Atlanta Police Department said in a press conference that all four victims were Asian females. Deputies in Cherokee County have not said whether the victims matched the same description. HuffPost reported there have been 4,000 incidents of racism against Asians reported in the last year.