Shawnee Estates Shooting

By: Ashley Davidson
By: Ashley Davidson

Nell Peperis is one of the neighbors who hear gunshots Wednesday morning. She says: "I didn't see anything at first, but then I heard a siren. And I saw the ambulance and police cars coming so I knew something terrible had happened."

That something terrible happened on Apache Drive in the Shawnee Estates subdivision. From the toys in the yard to the pumpkin on the front porch the house does not look threatening. But it's there that 25-year-old Adam Paul Baack was shot by his son's grand mother.

Peperis says: "Well my dog heard the gunshots and I didn't know what it was. I just knew it was very loud."

Baack had come to the house for visitation with his son. His mother 49-year-old Deborah Baack was with him and was also injured. Adam Baack is in the middle of divorce proceedings with Brandy Michelle Baack. Michelle Baack is the granddaughter of Jean Hudson.

Just a day after a candlelight vigil for domestic violence, police say this shooting is an all-too-familiar reminder of how many cases there are.

Officer Barry Pruitt, with the Bowling Green Police Department, says: "This is not your typical domestic violence case where it goes to this extreme, shots fired. But domestic violence is a problem. It can happen at any time. So it is a very serious problem."

Neighbors say they still can't believe what happened and it's not something they are used to in their neighborhood.

Peperis says: "I do feel safe here, but that was something very out of the ordinary."

Adam Baack is in serious condition at tonight. His mother is Deborah Baack has been treated and released. Baack was supposed to be in divorce court on November 22. At this time, Jean Lois Hudson is lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail without bond.

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