No arrests 365 days after west Macon homicide

No arrests 365 days after west Macon homicide

One year ago, a Macon man was shot on Bailey Avenue, and his killer is still on the run. 

Investigator Leroy Howard, with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office, says no arrests have been made in the death of Antwan Baker, but they're actively working on the case every day.

"I know it's a 365-day, a 1-year-old murder, but we are actively working the case and have leads we're following up on," says Howard. 

On December 6th, 2016, Bibb County investigators were called to a crime scene on the corner of Bailey Avenue and Gledhill Street in reference to a person shot. 

"He was found in his vehicle, he was actually deceased upon deputy arrival," says Howard. 

Deputies found 29-year-old Antwan Baker in the driver's seat of a gray 1998 Cadillac Deville with a gunshot wound to his face. 

The report says his car was shot at least 3 times, primarily with damage to the driver's side door and window.

Investigators also found at least 3 shell casings on the road behind the car.

"We did recover shell casings the night the incident occurred, we found that Mr. Baker was shot by a high-caliber assault-style rifle," says Howard. 

The report states that witnesses told investigators they saw a man walk up and down Bailey Avenue a few times prior to the shooting, as if he was waiting for Baker. 

A witness says he heard that man yell, "You better watch your back,'" before he began firing in Baker's direction.

WMAZ asked Howard if they have tracked that man down over the last 12 months, but he said he could not elaborate on details because of the active investigation. 

Howard also would not elaborate on if there's any new evidence in the case, if they've named any people of interest, or determined a motive for Baker's killing. 

He says investigators are actively working the case every day, but they need the public's help. 

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-297-4922. 

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