Arrest made in stray-bullet shooting death of Topeka woman

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August 13, 2020 - 5:27 am
Arrest made in stray-bullet shooting death of Topeka woman
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Police have made an arrest in the death of a Topeka woman who was killed by a stray bullet as she stood in her front yard. The shooting happened late the night of Aug. 5 as 62-year-old Jerrie Lyn Ross was working in her yard. 

Police say Ross was an innocent bystander caught in the crossfire of people shooting at each other. Ross' family says she was a real estate and property manager who owned and operated Homes By Ross in Topeka.

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The Capital-Journal reports that 29-year-old Tony Reece Dante Baird was arrested late Tuesday. He faces charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and the reckless criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied vehicle. 

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