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08/02/05

Woman Shot and Killed in Midtown Savannah

The scene at 40th and Whitaker Streets. The scene at 40th and Whitaker Streets.

An argument between two women turned violent late last night, leaving one woman dead. Just after 11pm, police were notified of a shooting inside a home at the corner of 40th and Whitaker Streets in midtown Savannah. Police arrived to find a 41-year-old woman lying in the living room of the downstairs apartment.

She had been shot and died from her wound before EMTs arrived.

Police say Annie Baker, 80, who lives in the home, got into an argument with the victim. Baker tells police the other woman pulled a knife and Baker pulled her gun and fired in self-defense.

Baker's 63-year-old son Arthur was a witness to the shooting.

The body was taken to the GBI crime lab for an autopsy and both of the Bakers were questioned by violent crimes detectives then released.

The district attorney's office will decide if charges will be filed.

Reported by: Steven Shoob, sshoob@wtoc.com

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