Krispy Kreme takes out full-page ad to honor slain delivery truck driver

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Krispy Kreme took out a full-page ad in The Tennessean on Wednesday morning to honor slain delivery driver Al Baker.

Baker worked for the company for more than 30 years. He was shot and killed early Sunday morning while sitting in his delivery truck.

The full-page ad said in part:

Always loved.
Always remembered.
Always in our hearts.
Al Baker

Al Baker (Courtesy: The Baker family)
Al Baker (Courtesy: The Baker family)

“We are deeply saddened about the senseless death of Al Baker, an important member of the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts team for 31 years. Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family, friends and coworkers. We continue to work with the local authorities throughout this investigation,” said Sarah Roof, Corporate Communications Coordinator for the company.

Baker’s funeral will be held on Thursday at Lake Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Nashville. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The funeral will immediately follow and will begin at 7 p.m.

The gunman in Baker’s death is still at large. Metro police are still seeking leads in identifying the people inside the silver sedan involved.

Police said the suspect went inside a Mapco on Donelson Pike just before 2 a.m. Sunday and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. He took cash and fled out the door.

(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)
(Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Baker had just arrived and was sitting in his delivery truck when “for no apparent reason” the gunman fired multiple shots.

The gunman then ran to Allen Road where he got into the passenger’s side of the sedan, described as having front end damage with bowed hood, a sun roof, and tinted windows. It also might have a spoiler.

The gunman is a black man who is approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He wore a blue hooded sweatshirt with NIKE in orange letters on the front, tan cargo pants, and white shoes.

Anyone who recognizes the vehicle in the surveillance photos or who has information about Baker’s murder is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)