An 18-year-old Martinez man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Concord delivery driver found dead in his car in Walnut Creek last Thursday turned himself in to police on Saturday, authorities said.
Dylan Baker was booked into Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of the murder of Stacy Corley, a 25-year-old DoorDash driver he suspected of cutting him off while Baker was driving with several friends near Walnut Creek BART, according to police.
Police said the chance, fatal encounter took place after someone riding in Baker’s SUV accused Corley of a traffic infraction, Baker allegedly responding by rolling up on Corley after the delivery driver rolled his window down to extend his middle finger and firing several shots at him.
Baker faces charges of murder and firing into an occupied car. If convicted, he could be sent to prison for 50 years to life.
Investigators said the case against him will be presented to the Contra Costa County district attorney’s office for review. Two others believed to be in the car with him that night, Martinez resident Jaesin Collado, 22, and a 17-year-old boy, were taken into custody early in the investigation but have been released.
Baker’s surrender came more than a week after the fatal shooting, which stunned many in the community. Officers responding to reports of shots fired at about 11 p.m. on June 17 located a Hyundai near the Target store at North California Boulevard and Ygnacio Valley Road and found Corley, 25, dead inside.
Investigators tracked a vehicle with Oregon license plates they said was involved in the shooting to a home in Martinez, where police said they served a search warrant and took the two initial suspects into custody.