A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a man accused of shooting and robbing an off-duty sheriff’s deputy working security for Cattlemen’s Steakhouse.
Christopher Travis Baker, 30, of Oklahoma City, is charged with shooting with intent to kill and robbery with a firearm.
Prosecutors allege Baker ambushed and shot Oklahoma County sheriff’s Maj. John Waldenville after he left the restaurant to make a bank deposit just after midnight on May 21, 2011. Waldenville, 61, was shot in the head and lost his right eye. He was robbed of two bank bags containing $6,000, police said.
A co-defendant in the case, Keonta Stephen Terrell Prince, 19, of Oklahoma City, previously testified that he and Baker intended to rob Waldenville. Prince has an agreement with prosecutors and is expected to testify against Baker.
Opening statements are expected to begin Tuesday.