NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police charged and arrested two men for the murder of a Krispy Kreme driver last December.
Savion Wilson and Daquan Fields are both charged with first-degree murder and aggravated robbery in Al Baker’s death. He shot and killed on Dec. 4 outside of a Mapco station on Donelson Pike.
Police say Wilson allegedly drove Fields to the gas station with the intent to rob the business. Fields, according to police, is believed to be the gunman who entered the Mapco just before 2 a.m. and demanded money from the clerk.
As the gunman fled out of the front door, Baker, who had just arrived, was sitting inside his delivery truck when for, no apparent reason, shots were fired at him.
Wilson allegedly drove off in his silver Maxima, and Fields fled on foot to Allen Road where he got inside the Nissan.
Wilson, 22, has been jailed since a Dec. 30 crime spree. Fields, 20, was arrested in La Vergne Monday afternoon.
Krispy Kreme released a statement following news of the arrests.
“Al Baker was a valued team member at Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for more than 30 years. We remember Al for his dedication to his family, and we continue to keep Al in our thoughts. The Krispy Kreme family appreciates the law enforcement officers and their diligence in finding the suspect.”
Baker would have celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary on May 10 and his 62nd birthday on May 13.
His widow recently held a memorial service at her home. Krispy Kreme co-workers, the detective working the case, family, and friends all attended.
With each step, Faye Baker is that much closer to her room of refuge. She has turned her late husband’s office into a memorial of memories.
“I fixed his room like this because it’s a little sanctuary for me to get peace with loving my husband and the memories of him,” she said.
She told News 2 his smile could light up a room.
“I want to talk to him; I just want to let him know how I feel and how much I love him, and what I wanted the world to know what a great man he was,” Faye Baker explained.
She has dreamed of this day, literally, where someone would be arrested for his senseless and brutal murder.
“I had my faith that this was going to happen. I felt it and I dreamed about Al today and he had on white clothes,” Faye Baker said.
She continued, “It gives me comfort and I know that justice will be served because I’ve already talked to my Savior and I read in the Bible that the things that God does for the penalty of murderers.”
Faye Baker told News 2 she and Al were always together, and the suspects not only took her husband, but they took her best friend.
“They took my life as well because each and every day I visualize my husband in everything he does, in speaking to me, talking to me, because we had a wonderful relationship,” she said. “We weren’t the type of relationship where we had to make it up.”