(EIGHT MILE, Ala.) - Residents on St. Nicholas Drive in Eight Mile are breathing a sigh of relief after all four teenagers wanted for a home invasion shooting on their street early Sunday morning have been caught.
“They’re just kids, teenagers,” the victim’s neighbor, who ran to her aid but does not want to be identified, said, “Now, they don’t have a life left, and I hope they don’t.”
Brandon Davis was busted the same day after a brief standoff. Dominique Moore was arrested Monday evening.
Investigators say he admitted to being at the scene and knowing what was going on. Eric Weaver and alleged triggerman, Anthony Olender turned themselves in Tuesday. All of the teenagers are 18.
“I never dreamed that would happen,” the victim’s neighbor said, “Them little punks just don’t care. They don’t care.”
Investigators say a grandfather, grandmother and their 11-year-old granddaughter were inside their mobile home at the time of the home invasion. According to the granddaughter, her grandfather answered a knock at the door only to have a masked teenager point a small silver handgun at him and demand money. The girl said her grandfather grabbed the gunman, and struggled with him. That’s when investigators say another masked gunman, identified as Anthony Olender, entered the home and shot his wife in the abdomen with a large caliber rifle.
“When I heard the gunshots, I was out the door,” the victim’s neighbor said. “When I was comin’ across the yard, [the suspects] were runnin’ across the churchyard.”
The neighbor said the grandfather asked him to call 911 and help his wounded wife.
“She was layin’ face down and she was wanting to get up and I said, ‘They on the way, don’t move,’” the neighbor said, “I’m just glad it was a through and through shot, and didn’t hit no vital organs or arteries.”
The neighbor said her granddaughter was by her side the whole time, calling 911.
“She’s the one who’s the real hero in all this,” the neighbor said. “She’s the one who kept her grandmother calm, and held a towel on the gunshot like they told her to.”
The neighbor said he heard the victim is doing much better Tuesday, after being listed in critical condition Sunday.