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Residents search for answers after murder, SWAT response

didn’t even know about the body inside.” some el pasoans wondering just how well they knew a pair of neighbors, one of whom is now dead … and the other charged with murder. good evening and thank you for joing us on abc- seven at six tonight. i’m maria garcia, in for estela cas. and i’m rick cabrera. police have charged a man with murder following a swat standoff that shut down parts of sunset heights. abc-7’s andrew j. polk is live with the details developing now. andrew? rick and maria, neighbors say they never would have expected that yesterday’s events could have happened in their neighborhood. but bilal muhammad has been charged with murder, and is being held on a $750 thousand dollar bond tonight. “what possessed him to do that, to get that — being that they seemed so normal, being that everything just seemed like everyday. for what to make him snap like that, if they were on some kind of crazy drug or who knows what.” troy gunter live right next door to the house on porfirio diaz that was the focus of wedesday’s police response and hour-long swat response… after police were called out to shots fired, now saying that bilal muhammad killed another man inside his home. “the area is a quie neighborhood. these types of incidents don’t happen in that area.” neighbors i spoke with agree, but don’t know much about muhammad or the other people that may have lived in the house, still blocked in crime scene tape. gunter and other residents says they would occasionally say hi to those that lived here, but that they largely kept to themselves… with nothing that would point to what ended up happening. “i was watching as he came out the door and set the guns down. he looked so lost. i mean, he just sat down on the front step, and he was just sitting down like he didn’t, you know — he was on the phone when he walked out too. he had his guns and phone, sets the phone down and the guns. i was just like – i mean we were watching from right here, looking through the window, and it was like ‘what’s wrong with that guy?” muhammad has no prior charges in el paso county… and no apparent record anywhere else either. rick and maria? a look at the city from the abc-seven downtown cam

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