Created: Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:36:00 EST
Updated: Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:48:18 EST
Steve Sutton, the man charge with shooting and killing his brother-in-law was denied bond Monday afternoon and remains in a Wheeler County Jail.
Sutton shot Butch Anderson at the Apple Village Apartments in Glenwood early Sunday morning.
Apple Village resident Christy Clarke calls it troubling.
"It's a lot of elderly people out here and we communicate instead of hurting one another," said Clark.
Clarke's apartment complex turned into a crime scene early Sunday morning. Clarke said she was getting ready for church when all of a sudden she hear gunshots.
"I thought someone had shot an animal," she said.
Instead, it was the sound of a rare Wheeler County murder two doors down from her apartment.
Clarke says she stepped outside to paramedics, sheriff's officers and the wounded man lying on the porch. An older woman was sobbing.
"This doesn't happen often in Apple Village," she said.
Cliche, but true. In fact, it doesn't happen in Wheeler County. It's the county's first homicide since a murder-suicide case in December of 2011.
Sheriff Maurice Johnson Jr., wants to make sure this doesn't become the norm.
"We have to stay on top of things," he said. "We got to get the community back involved. Back in the older days, people would talk and give us information so we can maybe stop things before they actually happened."
Neighbors believe the shooting was the end result of a family argument which began Saturday morning.
A bit rattled, Clarke says she will be more aware of her surroundings but hopes things will get back to normal soon.
"I have faith and confidence that I will be alright."
Sheriff Johnson says the GBI has taken over the investigation.