McCamey Residents React to Lockdown

McCamey Residents React to Lockdown

By:Alexa Williams

NewsWest 9

MCCAMEY- Fear strikes again in McCamey just a day after a deputy was shot and killed. On Friday morning, the Upton County Courthouse and schools were put into lockdown after alleged threats were made by Kyler Zane Green, the son of 50-year-old suspect, Gary David Green.

"My wife hollered at me and told me to get off the phone she had to tell me something. That she got word that they had a lockdown at the schools and the courthouse and she told me what it was about and I said well that's not too smart if that's the fellow's son that is supposed to be coming this way," McCamey resident, David Jones, said.

After these tragic events, the once small and quiet town, is now left fearful.

"I'm nervous about my kids and my family, we usually leave the doors unlocked and now I don't know if we can do that," one McCamey resident, said.

"We don't have shootings in this town so now everybody is scared and don't know what to think," McCamey resident, Debbie Story, said.

"Why all of a sudden is this town being targeted, like what's going on here?" McCamey resident, Carroll McCarthy, said.

And the lockdown put parents on edge.

"When they called I was like 'oh my gosh, what am I going to do?' So I had to go get Jonathon and I took a bunch of the football players because they are suppose to leave at 2:30 so I had to take them all to go eat because I didn't want them wandering the streets," Story said.

But residents say in times like these it's important for the community unite.

"We need to pull together as a community and have that strength with one another," McCarthy said.

Locals say they are grateful for everything law enforcement has done during these hard times.

"I appreciate everything they do. There is no amount of money that can be spent for our officers," Jones said.