Standoff Ends | VideoAmy Fox | 12/20/2012
"Everybody on this street is either related or friends of the family, so we kind of watch out for each other," said New Town resident Fred Everett.
This neighborhood has already seen its fair share of tragedy, and when an armed man barricaded himself inside a home with three people Tuesday night.
"It must have been like 12:30, somewhere around there and we started hearing shots like shots were being fired," Everett said.
While the man released the hostages shortly after, he refused to come out. So, law enforcement was forced to bulldoze the home. The police tape has come down along 9th street, so nearby neighbors are driving by the home for the first time and they`re seeing lots of debris and rubbish.
"I think everybody was a little on edge. Our whole town is on edge. I think everyone is starting to after the last incident we had that this is just the tip of the iceberg," Everett said.
"Actually, it`s a really good community. It`s things like this don`t happen too often and you know it`s pretty much a shock and I don`t think anyone is hardly used to it or it hasn`t sank in yet," said resident Dustin Benton.
While law enforcement says there is no threat to the community, some New Town Residents are erring on the side of caution.
"We were at work yesterday and I stayed home today with the kids," Benton said.
"We need to watch out for each other," Everett said.
This home sits only three blocks away from where a shooting happened that left four people dead. The investigation has been turned over to the FBI.