FRASYER, TN (abc24.com) - Residents of one Frasyer street are questioning their neighbors, concerned they're bringing trouble to the area. This comes after a deadly home invasion about one o'clock Sunday morning in the 3300 block of William Tell.
A suspected burglar is dead, the home's owner shot, and a second suspect on the loose. Neighbors say there've been so many previous problems at this home, they call the couple living there a nuisance and avoid them.
They tell ABC24.com they see random people coming and going at all hours of the day. Sunday wasn't the first time cops have been called, but for neighbors, it's the most serious crime that's happened to date.
"I heard some gunshots then came outside to see what was going on," says Tyshun Tabor.
According to cops, two men were trying to break into the home at 3337 when the shooting started. The homeowner was hit in his leg. One of the suspects was shot in the chest. Police found him lying wounded on the front porch. The other suspect ran.
"Police are usually over there a lot," says Kevin Pettis.
Pettis lives two doors down. He socializes with his other neighbors, but was suspicious of the man and woman living at 3337.
"There was too much traffic going and coming toward that house," he says. "A lot of cars pulling up, staying for a short time and leaving."
"That's why I was so concerned," says Vernatria Turnage, who lives next door. "Because I didn't know what was going on next door."
Turnage echoes what Pettis said about the house.
"Cars do pull up. They come and go, but I didn't know who they were or what they were doing."
She's still nervous about the shooting, but hopes a police investigation can turn up some answers and put a stop to the trouble.
"You never know what's going on next door, you never know. Whatever it is that's going on it just has to stop," she tells abc24.com.
"That's too close for comfort for me," Pettis agrees.
Both shooting victims were taken to the hospital. The suspected robber died. The homeowner is expected to recover.
Cops are looking for that second suspect who took off after the shooting. They describe him as a black man in his early 20s, wearing black pants and a dark hoodie.
Police aren't releasing details on how many shots were fired or who was doing the shooting. They're calling it an ongoing investigation.