DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Police are investigating after finding Leslie Squair Baker, 59, in her driveway, sitting in the driver seat of her car with a gunshot wound on Monday evening.
They pulled Baker out of her car, and performed first aid before the arrival of Dallas Fire-Rescue. But she later died at an area hospital.
“I just can’t believe it… we’re all in shock and heartbroken truly heartbroken,” said family friend Wendy Kula. “It’s just not fair when someone so awesome and amazing is taken so tragically.”
It’s a murder that has left Baker’s friends and neighbors, some who heard as many as six gunshots — baffled.
The longtime PR executive lived on Royalton Drive in Preston Hollow. She was the Director of Marketing at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery in Plano, according to her Facebook profile.
The president of the surgery center sent CBS 11 News the following statement:
“We’re shocked and heartbroken by Leslie’s senseless death. I personally have known and worked with Leslie for many years, and her tragic passing is very difficult to understand and accept.
Leslie was part of the Texas Health Resources family for many years and had been in her current role since 2007. She quickly became a trusted, valued member of our family. During her time here, she was a key member of our administrative team, known as an intelligent, fair and compassionate leader who kept the care of patients as her guiding light.
During this tragic time, we send our heartfelt prayers, condolences and support to her husband and beloved children. We ask that everyone keep Leslie’s family in their thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this tragic time.”
The Dallas Police Department’s Homicide unit is asking that anyone with information regarding the crime, contact Detective E. Montenegro at 214.671.3624 or via email: email@example.com. (Please refer to case #092727-2020.)
Also, Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information called into Crime Stoppers that leads to the arrest and indictment for this felony offense and other felony offenses. Call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.