After some break-ins and the small community’s second suspected homicide in four months, Dwight Turner told his elderly mother not to sit out on the porch in Chicopee Village after dark.
“I never know what’s going to happen,” Turner said Monday.
On Saturday, Bradley Scott Holland, 35, of Gainesville was charged with murder. He is accused of shooting his sister Stacey Allison in the head Friday in Chicopee Village.
Allison was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with a single gunshot wound, and she was later pronounced dead.
“The weapon, a handgun, believed to have been used in the murder was recovered at the scene,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release.
Allison’s death comes roughly four months after the deaths of Troy and Heather Phillips July 28. Authorities said they believe Troy Phillips shot his wife before shooting himself.
Those on Third Street, where Allison died, said they believe the deaths are an “anomaly” for a tightknit neighborhood.
“It’s not somebody that came (from outside the neighborhood) and killed somebody, so we don’t worry about it,” neighbor Adan Bautista said.
Turner said he and others who have been in the community for a while are becoming more nervous. Part of the issue, he said, is not having the same relationship with those around him in the village like in the past.
“Most of the neighbors around here we don’t know anymore, don’t have a clue who they are,” he said.
Turner said he has requested extra patrols to come out to the area.
“This used to be a neighborhood that you could leave the doors unlocked at night, but you can’t do that anymore,” he said.