Brother of former UW football star Budda Baker fatally shot in Ballard

SEATTLE -- A homicide investigation is underway into the fatal shooting of Robert Baker, the brother of former University of Washington football star Budda Baker.

Police found the 29-year-old about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. He was lying near a bar on the 4900 block of Leary Avenue NW suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

First responders performed CPR, but Baker died on the way to the hospital.

Budda Baker posted a statement on his Instagram account saying:

"On behalf of the Baker Family we want to thank everyone for their generous outpour of love, support, and prayers during this extremely difficult time at the passing of our dearly beloved son, brother and husband, Robert Baker. We as that you respect our family's privacy in this difficult time."

Anyone with information on what happened is asked to call the Seattle Police Department tip line at 206-233-5000.