The Milwaukee man who allegedly made threats to fire shots at a polling place on Election Day is facing a series of charges due to his actions that morning.
The criminal complaint against 20-year-old Brandon Baker states police were called to the 29-hundred block of West Michigan Street for a report of shots fired around 5 a.m. November 6. When they arrived, they found Baker outside an apartment building with an rifle, along with three concealed weapons which he did not have licenses for. It took several moments for the officers to get Baker into custody and disarm him.
As investigation found a video posted on Baker’s Twitter page showing him firing his weapons while on the roof of his apartment building. Both during the video and the encounter with officers he said that he would become Governor the next day, and that he had a right to own and fire his weapons, that he would start a militia, and that anyone who joined him in shooting their guns would be pardoned by him.
A search warrant was conducted on Baker’s apartment, which found evidence of distributing drugs, over 200 grams of marijuana, and around a quarter gram worth of LSD and mushrooms.
Baker is facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon illegally, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possessing THC, and possessing LSD.
Online court records show a Milwaukee County Circuit Judge ordered a competency examination for Baker, with a report expected by the end of November.