David Barker, 38, of Ceres, speaks about his father, Dean Barker, with brothers Michael Barker, 36, Joshua Barker, 31, and Tim Barker, 32, in Merced on Tuesday. Dean Barker, 59, a driver for Merced Taxicab Co. and former Dos Palos police officer, was shot just after midnight Monday in his taxicab on Mimi Lane.
David Barker, 38, of Ceres, speaks about his father, Dean Barker, with brothers Michael Barker, 36, Joshua Barker, 31, and Tim Barker, 32, in Merced on Tuesday. Dean Barker, 59, a driver for Merced Taxicab Co. and former Dos Palos police officer, was shot just after midnight Monday in his taxicab on Mimi Lane. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com
David Barker, 38, of Ceres, speaks about his father, Dean Barker, with brothers Michael Barker, 36, Joshua Barker, 31, and Tim Barker, 32, in Merced on Tuesday. Dean Barker, 59, a driver for Merced Taxicab Co. and former Dos Palos police officer, was shot just after midnight Monday in his taxicab on Mimi Lane. Andrew Kuhn akuhn@mercedsunstar.com

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