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Suspect in early April West Sacramento homicide investigation arrested

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WEST SACRAMENTO - A suspect in a West Sacramento homicide investigation earlier this month has been arrested, police said. 

Joseph Baker, 37, was wanted for a reported deadly assault on April 3 in the area of N. Harbor Boulevard and Riverbank Road. 

West Sacramento resident Richard Gomez, 50, was identified as the person who was found dead. 

Police said Baker was seen in a vehicle near the scene of a deadly stabbing under Tower Bridge on April 20. 

When officers attempted to pull the driver over, they took off and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued into Woodland where officers used spike strips to slow the vehicle. 

Baker then got out of the vehicle and ran from officers but was eventually taken into custody, police said. 

What led up to the incident on April 3 remains unknown.

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