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Neighbor Reacts to Fatal Shooting in Big Spring

By Devin Sanchez

NewsWest 9

BIG SPRING - Neighbors are shocked after a fatal shooting happened on their block Monday. They say it's a quiet neighborhood.

"It's very quiet. With this happening so close to home, it's just scary," said one neighbor who didn't want to be identified.

She lives across the street from where 26 year old Carlos Guerrero was shot and killed Monday.

"I knew it was something serious, because they blocked the whole street off; it caught me off guard," she said.

She told NewsWest 9, she didn't know Guerrero very well besides the typical neighbor relationship.

"I would always see him outside, on his days off, with his girlfriend; his little girl playing outside," she said.

After police left the scene Monday, the woman went over to Guerrero's house to talk to his mother.

"She said, 'they shot my son, they killed him' and I said, 'are you talking about Carlos?' she told me that was her son. She was in a panic mode, she was just walking around," she said.

The woman said the shooting made her young daughter feel unsafe.

"Not even my daughter feels safe. Last night she said, 'Mom, I want to move,'" she told NewsWest 9.

Big Spring Police said neighbors identified the shooter as 22 year old Sean Smith, of Stanton. Smith was pulled over and arrested on the 600 block of West 4th Street. He's been charged with murder. The investigation continues.
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