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Quiet neighborhood shaken up by search for suspected killer

Residents say they are ready for things to return to normal. (Photo source: WLOX News) Residents say they are ready for things to return to normal. (Photo source: WLOX News)
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    It was a chaotic scene Tuesday night in Biloxi. Police saturated a subdivision after a car wanted in connection with a murder slammed into a home off Popp's Ferry Road. That vehicle belonged to a man who was found dead Tuesday morning in Jackson County.

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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Two suspects are behind bars and charged with a capital murder that happened in Jackson County, but not before they led police on a high speed chase through a Biloxi neighborhood.

The people who call Lackland Dr. home say it's always quiet and peaceful. But after a car went crashing into a home Tuesday evening, there was another word for it. 

“It's very scary because this is a nice neighborhood. Quiet, and no problems at all. It was scary last night with all these cars around; we didn't know what was going on,” Maria Ainaga recalled.

Janice Bailey lived in the neighborhood for years, and still drops off her children along the street for school. She describes what happened in different words. 

“I was actually shocked that something of this nature would occur, but it also just reminded me of the times that we live in. It just makes me as a mother, and a civilian and a person that used to live in this neighborhood, to remain prayerful and vigilant,” Bailey said.

The chase, the car crash into a home and subsequent search caught the eye of John Zucker.

“We got a little concerned and then we thought, police cars going around the neighborhood," said Zucker. "We saw a lot of policemen walking through the neighborhood, and driving through it and getting out of cars, so we decided to get out of dodge. And that's what we did.”

Jeffrey Nimis also had a firsthand look.

“I heard the cars go screaming by at a pretty high speed, right in front of the house. And it was pretty scary because we live on a quiet neighborhood, and don't expect to see anybody driving that fast through here," Nimis said.

One of suspects hid in a carport storage area that belongs to Glenn Bremenkamp.

“I wasn't even here to get in on the excitement. It was just my wife," Bremenkamp said. "She was told by policemen to get inside and lock the doors and windows, and she followed his instructions,” 

While some residents express concerns about the impact of the high speed police chase on the neighborhood, others simply took it in stride.

“It just happened to be where the car came. I guess that's kind of the way it worked. The car came into this neighborhood and that was that.”

Most everyone in the neighborhood says they are simply ready to have their lives get back to normal.

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