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11/19/05

Murder, Suicide Shootings in West Savannah

Police received a frantic call from a woman on Whitaker Street who said she had been shot. Police received a frantic call from a woman on Whitaker Street who said she had been shot.

A westside Savannah neighborhood is in shock after a triple shooting. Savannah Chatham Police say a domestic violence incident left two family members dead, and one in critical condition.

Savannah Chatham Police swarmed the family's home on Whitaker Street, after receiving a frantic call from a woman inside who said she had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a gruesome scene.

"We had at least three victims who had been shot. Two of them were dead," said Savannah Chatham Police Sergeant, Mike Wilson.

The caller was 76 year old Alvina Frazier. She had been shot at least once and was taken to Memorial Health, where she was listed in critical condition. Savannah Chatham Police said her husband, 78 year old Damon Frazier, shot her, and shot and killed their daughter, 42 year old Netha Frazier, before turning the gun on himself.

A neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, has lived on the same street as the Fraziers for three months. She said the couple was very quiet.

"In that time, I think I've seen them come outside maybe once," she explained. "They pretty much kept to themselves."

She knew something was wrong when she saw the police cars and crime scene tape surround their house early Saturday morning. She was shocked to learn about the murder suicide.

"It is kind of creepy," she added, "especially since it was so close. You never saw them. You wonder what could have started that, especially since they were always inside. You just think no news is good news."

Police still have more questions than answers in the murder investigation. The bodies have been taken to the GBI crime lab for autopsies. Investigators say the daughter, Netha Frazier, lives in Lithonia, Georgia, and was visiting her parents for the weekend. She was expected to return home on Sunday.

Reported by: Melanie A. Ruberti; mruberti@wtoc.com

 

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