- Linn County in Iowa
Cedar Rapids in Linn County
617 18th St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
November 28, 1983
Danny Baker was shot in the back in the driveway of his southwest Cedar Rapids home on Monday, November 28, 1983.
Baker had been inside his 617 18th St. SW home watching a boxing match on television before going outside to address an argument started by Willie Barney, another man at the residence.
When Baker failed to return inside, his nine-year-old son went looking for him and found him in the home’s driveway, a .32-caliber bullet in his back. Baker later died at a local hospital.
Barney was charged with the murder but acquitted due to lack of evidence. No one else has ever been charged in the murder.
If you have any information about this case, please direct it to the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5438 or Iowa Cold Cases via our Contact form.