November 21, 2007
Black, Male, 38, Mentally Ill
Morton St. & Norfolk St.
Boston Police Department
38 yr old Father of five, Suffolk County Jail Officer at Nashua for 18 yrs. was killed Wednesday Novemver 21st, 2007 by Boston Police at Walgreen’s on Corner of Norfolk & Morton St.
Barker had worked for the county as a jail officer for 18 years. Barker’s wife called police, describing him as mentally disturbed and irrational. Officers responded, finding him holding an apparent weapon and asking to be shot. He then somehow stole a cruiser and led police on a half-mile pursuit. He was shot and killed. His weapon had been a pellet gun.