Bond set for Toledo man accused of fatally shooting his mother

Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 1:15 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 11:57 AM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Court records show a Toledo man arrested for shooting and killing his mother may have fired his gun in a case of mistaken identity.

Joshua Brown, 18, is facing a Reckless Homicide charge after allegedly shooting and killing his mother, Deborah Baker, 53, on Nov. 20.

According to the police affidavit, Brown was at his home in the 2200 block of Warren Monday afternoon when he heard someone walking up the stairs. Police say he got scared, grabbed his gun, walked out into the hallway and fired one shot that hit Baker. First responders arrived and took her to an area hospital where she later died.

Brown was arrested and booked into the Lucas County jail. A judge set his bond at $200,000. He’s due back in court on Nov. 28 for a preliminary hearing.