Homicide victim’s mother begs for help to find son’s killer

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Family and friends of Rasheed Baker, 21, gathered in Clinton Square Wednesday night to ask the community to help Syracuse Police find the gunman who shot and killed Baker Monday night on Barnes Avenue.

Baker’s mother, Rasheada Caldwell, says she is looking for justice for her only son.

“Anyone knows anything about what happened to my son, my only son, please call. Please tip. Please, we need justice,” Caldwell said. “We need that person caught.”

Baker’s death marks the sixth homicide in Syracuse this year.

Common Councilor At-Large Helen Hudson says the city is suffering. She says, it’s time to push back.

“If you commit a murder, we’re going to be as a community — we’re going to squeeze you and push you and we’re going to get you off the streets,” Hudson told reporters Wednesday night. “You’re no longer going to continue to murder our children and think that it’s OK. We’re done.”

People can give Syracuse Police anonymous tips by calling (315) 442-5223.

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