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Woman arrested for staging fake self-defense shooting


When this shooting was first reported, CofCC.org asked why Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson weren’t staging rallies. Since the pair was already agitating in Orland at the time, it would have only been a short trip for them. Why weren’t they accusing Baker of murdering an innocent young black teen?

Taquanda Shanti Baker has now been arrested after claiming she shot Quintavius Moore, 16, in self-defense. Police say Baker was not even present at the time of the shooting. They say Moore was murdered by another black male and Baker staged a fake self-defense shooting to cover it up.

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Store owner Taquanda Shanti Baker, 32, is charged with filing a false police report, tampering/fabricating evidence and firing her weapon in an occupied dwelling to make it look like self-defense.

The charges stem from a shooting last month at Baker’s Mini Mart on Armenia Avenue.

Tampa Police say Baker completely made up a story about shooting and killing 16-year-old Quantavius Moore, who goes by Antonio.

Three weeks ago, Baker told detectives she was working at a mini-mart and shot Moore because he pulled a gun and was trying to rob the store. Police say her story did not match forensic evidence or witness statements.

Based on surveillance video from a nearby business, police say Baker was not at the scene when Moore was shot. Officers say Baker arrived nine minutes after the first 911 call.

Moore’s mom wants to know why Baker’s covering for the actual shooter.

“Antonio was my son and I just don’t understand how any parent can just sit back and say, ‘well I shot him,’ knowing full well they did no such thing,” said Washeta Chatman, Antonio’s mom.

Police are searching for a person of interest who was caught on surveillance leaving the scene. Detectives believe he has information on the shooting.