Monday, August 07, 2006

Never a Dull Moment Around Here

The plan for this morning was to tell you all about the bridal shower and show pictures. Then we came home and saw the crime tape around the building at the end of our block, which pretty much made us forget all about the shower.

The reason for the crime tape? Someone was murdered. They haven't released the cause of death yet, but have confirmed that it was homicide. Also? They don't have any suspects. They really haven't released anymore details than that, except the exact address which is why I'm not posting a link to the story here.

I watched the news last night to see if they had anymore information, but that's about all they gave too. They did interview a neighbor from across the street. His quote was classic: "I thought moving out of the trailer park I'd be more safer". Geez, guy. Way to make our neighborhood look classy. That made it look worse than the murder, which to me looks like it's probably drug related.

The place where the guy was killed is the run-down apartment building on the block. Our complex is actually pretty nice and there are enough old people here that no one gets away with anything without them noticing. There's also a church in between here and there, and for some reason that makes me feel a little safer. Well, that and the fact I'm not doing anything illegal that would bring said murderer into my house.

It's a little scary, of course, but I'm pretty sure this is an isolated incident and that I have nothing to worry about. But, damn, what a way to wrap up the weekend.

**Updated to add: It appears now that the guy was shot. Some neighbors report being woken up by a strange noise at around the time the murder occurred, and they all agree that it sounded like a gunshot. They're doing an autopsy today. It's still so weird!


At 8/07/2006 8:29 AM, Blogger Julie said...

Wow!! That is plain scary! Well, hopefully we will hear about the shower next time. At least it wasn't a boring weekend!

At 8/07/2006 11:55 AM, Anonymous anne nahm said...

That's awful! But you are right - life is just random sometimes.

At 8/07/2006 12:37 PM, Anonymous mamatulip said...

Wow. That's crazy. And creepy.

When my parents divorced my father moved to an apartment not that far from our house. The guy across the hall from him was murdered and my mom wouldn't let me go to stay at my dad's place for weeks. I really didn't understand and I kept asking my father why there was yellow tape over the guy's door. Once I was older and put the pieces together I thought it was weird, in a six degrees of separation sort of way, that something like that happened so close to me, yet I was so far away from it.

At 8/07/2006 8:02 PM, Anonymous TB said...

It's strange and scary to think that something like that can happen so close to home, but the truth is it was probably crime related and not random. It's hard to feel safe in any event afterwards isn't it?


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