Bob & Tom comedian Donnie Baker shot dead in Indianapolis: details

INDIANAPOLIS — Court documents describe an affair that resulted in violence involving ‘Bob & Tom’ comedian Ronald Sexton, better known as Donnie Baker, and a Fountaintown woman.

Sexton previously told FOX59 how he was shot while riding in a rental car in Indianapolis on December 11 after stopping in town to meet someone at a bar. Newly obtained court documents reveal more details into the knotted entanglement of the infidelity, including how Sexton told police the man who shot him was the husband of the woman he was having an affair with.

According to court documents, the comedian, best known for his role as Donnie Baker on “The Bob and Tom Show,” told police that after finishing a performance in Portland, Indiana, he contacted his “girlfriend” and asked to see her Meet at the Northside Bar and Grill on Shadeland Avenue. While Sexton referred to her as his “girlfriend,” he told police that both he and the Fountaintown woman were “currently married to other people.”

After hanging out at the bar for half an hour, the two decided to drive separately to a parking garage where she could leave her vehicle. Police documented that Sexton was staying at a hotel near Northside Bar and Grill because he lives in Florida and was only in town for his show.

Sexton also told police that while driving to the parking garage, he noticed a limousine behind him suddenly pulled up next to his rental SUV and opened fire. Police later determined that the Buick Enclave Sexton who was driving had been hit by numerous bullets, including shooting out the rear window and multiple bullet holes in the driver’s window and windshield.

A detective also noted that Sexton had injuries to his ear and cheek that suggested broken glass was “blown in his face.”

Court documents state that Sexton could not describe the suspect vehicle in more detail as “some kind of sedan.” However, he told officers he recognized his attacker and claimed he saw an “unobstructed, clear view” of the suspect’s face when he started shooting at him.

Sexton told police the gunman was Paul Berkemeier of Fountaintown, the husband of the woman he was having an affair with.

Court documents show Sexton told police he had a long history with the Berkemeiers, who had been married for approximately 18 years. Sexton said he even had a protective order against the woman in the past to “protect himself from (Paul) Berkemeier,” the filing said.

The police finally spoke to Paul Berkemeier’s wife, who stated that her husband knew about the affair. She told police she admitted to her husband that she was going to Indianapolis to meet up with Sexton after he called her and realized she had left home.

According to court documents, the woman told police Berkemeier was upset after she confessed to seeing Sexton. She claimed he was so upset that she had to block his number.

Court documents detail how police eventually connected Berkemeier to the shooting by pinging his cell phone and taking him to the area of ​​the shooting on Shadeland Avenue. Police were also able to obtain surveillance footage showing a silver sedan trailing close to Sexton’s rental SUV outside the parking garage after the shooting.

Police described the silver sedan as having blue headlights and dark tinted windows. A later search of Berkemeier’s Fountaintown home revealed that he owned a silver Acura with blue headlights and tinted windows.

Police found no weapons during their search. Berkemeier is not allowed to own a gun because he was previously charged with theft.

Berkemeier’s wife told police she didn’t know he owned guns based on those previous charges. She also told police that she suspected her husband of tracking her via GPS.

Paul Berkemeier is charged with attempted murder and illegally carrying a handgun.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that Berkemeier was arrested on a warrant by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department Thursday. He is being held in the Marion County Jail on $200,000 bail. Bob & Tom comedian Donnie Baker shot dead in Indianapolis: details

Dais Johnston

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