Rice County woman charged in connection with May officer-involved shooting

Published: Sep. 19, 2019 at 1:46 PM CDT
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Deputies arrested a woman in connection with an officer-involved shooting which left the Rice County undersheriff injured and the suspect dead.

Erin Baker was

, the man who shot the Rice County undersheriff on April 29 and led authorities on a chase throughout the county.

Baker is now charged with obstructing apprehension or prosecution (a Level 8 non-person felony), aggravated endangering a child (a Level 9 non-person felony) and interference with law enforcement (a Level 9 non-person felony).

Eyewitness News talked to Baker a few days after the shooting.

At that time, she said she was driving when Undersheriff Chad Murphy pulled her over in the town of Sterling. She said Madden had a gun in his lap, and when Murphy approached the vehicle, he (Madden) started shooting.

She said Madden ordered her to drive to his house in Alden where he got more guns and ammunition. She said she and her son, who was also in the car, got away once they dropped Madden off at his father's house near Raymond.

Following a shootout and standoff with law enforcement there, Madden was found dead in his father's home. Investigators say he shot himself and killed his father.

Baker's bond has been set at $10,000.

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