Two men were shot to death in Tampa, Fla., allegedly by their teenage roommate, allegedly because the victims were neo-Nazi sympathizers, as was the gunman until his recent conversion to Islam, WFTS reports.
“It’s obviously very shocking. I’m concerned for my safety,” said a nearby resident, who asked to remain fully anonymous, not showing his face or giving his name.
He lives near the apartment where Tampa police found two men shot dead after a teen led them there, admitting he’d killed eh,.
“Things happen, but it’s the proximity to which I am to the event, as well as the details that have been slowly released,” the man said.
Police said Devon Arthurs first went to a smoke shop Friday afternoon, where he took out a gun and told the two people to get on the ground and that he had killed someone.
Police convinced him to let those people go and turn himself in.
According to the police report, he then confessed he’d shot 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman and 18-year-old Andrew Oneshuck at their apartment across the street from the sop. He told investigators the three shared a common neo-Nazi belief, until he converted to Islam.