On Thanksgiving, A Man Put A Gun To His Girlfriend's Head. When She Told Him To Pull The Trigger, He Did.

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Source: Bexar County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

Nov. 29 2022, Published 4:26 p.m. ET

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A man held a gun to his girlfriend’s head on Thanksgiving night and when she dared him to pull the trigger, he did, according to reports.

Now, he faces charges in connection to the case.

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On Nov. 27, deputies with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in Texas arrested Paris Shaw, 24.

Thanksgiving night, deputies responded to a home after Joanna Baker was shot in the head around 11:50 p.m., according to KSAT. Deputies arrived and found the front door open. They could hear someone inside who was having difficulty breathing.

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Police found Baker on the couch. She was taken to the hospital, where she died on Nov. 27, around the same time Shaw was arrested.


Witnesses said that Baker and Shaw were dating, and the suspect was being loud and belligerent before the shooting, according to KSAT.

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Shaw left a room and quickly returned with a small rifle without the stock, according to the report. He then emptied a few rounds before placing the gun between Baker’s eyes. He threatened to pull the trigger.

Baker allegedly told him, “Go ahead. I don’t care.”

Shaw then pulled the trigger and witnesses said they heard four gunshots, according to KSAT. Shaw said he thought the clip was empty and he didn’t mean to shoot her.

The suspect fled the area and was later arrested. Shaw was initially charged with various counts, including aggravated assault. But those charges could change due to Baker’s death.


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