MARION, SC(WMBF) - Marion police say they still don't have a suspect in a deadly shooting. They say 39 year-old Franklin Frazier was shot and killed inside his home Monday morning.
Some neighbors say the holiday season is to blame for this situation. They believe Frazier was a victim of a possible robbery.
They say the people who shot Frazier didn't get away with anything because Frazier's girlfriend walked in the room right after the suspect fired the shot.
Some neighbors tell WMBF that Frazier's girlfriend screamed when she saw him on the ground, and that's when the suspect ran from the home empty handed.
"It's sad because you look at the economy and wonder if the community plays a part in these crimes," said Hubert Davis of Marion.
For most neighbors in this Marion community, the answer is yes.
"It's very shocking for anything like this to happen in our neighborhood," said Michael Baker who lives one street over.
Some neighbors say times are tough and people can become desperate in a down economy like this.
"To cause harm or danger to anyone I don't see the need in that," said Davis.
Investigators with the Marion Police Department aren't releasing many details about the case, but do say they are counting on neighbors to come forward and give them the break they need in this case.
That may be difficult because some neighbors say they didn't even know anything was happening Monday.
"Going around checking with neighbors, nobody that lives in the close proximity said they heard gunshots, and that is alarming," said Baker.
Neighbors can't think of any reason why Franklin Frazier would be a target.
"He was quiet, he was personable and he kept to himself," said Baker.
"He was quiet and he was a good person," said McAurther Hemingway, a friend of Frazier's.
"It was a total shock to me because this guy didn't bother anybody," said Davis.
With Thanksgiving a few days away and Christmas right around the corner, neighbors are afraid more incidents like this will happen.
"It scares me because I can't sleep at night," said Hemingway.
"If this could happen to someone who doesn't bother anybody, what will they do for somebody elderly," said Davis.
Most neighbors say they will be extra cautious for the next couple months, but they are confident investigators will find the person responsible for killing Frazier.
"Everybody cares about everybody so the street will produce a name and that's what we're supposed to do as a community, help out the community," said Davis.
If you have any information about this shooting, you are asked to contact the Marion Police Department or Crime Stoppers.