UPDATE: Warrant Issued in Shooting Investigation

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email
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Details are under wraps but the Douglas County Attorney’s office tells WOWT 6 News that an arrest warrant has been issued in connection with the Sunday shooting that took the life of Frank J. Sanders.

The 59-year-old Sanders was found inside an apartment near 33rd and Howard Streets just after 11 p.m. Sunday. He had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials in the prosecutor's office said they hope the arrest of the person or persons named in the warrant will lead to information that can further help in the investigation.


Frank Sanders

Family and friends passed by Sanders’ home Monday, many breaking down in tears. They described the victim as someone who would give the shirt off his back for anyone.

It's not clear why gunfire rang out Sunday night but it is clear that Sanders will be missed.

Teresa Holcomb said, “He was a good guy, yeah. He was a good guy. He always stood up for me.”

Teresa is heartbroken over the murder of her friend. She not only knew him for 20 years but shared the home, converted into apartments, with the 59-year-old father, each living in different units. Sanders lived with his girlfriend.

Just hours after police tape came down she described Sunday night as a nightmare.

“All I know is some guys came in and shot him,” she said, “I thought it was crazy. I lost a good friend and I've known him for a really long time and it’s a shock.”

Nicole Walker lives two houses up the street.”

She said, “My whole living room was lit up with cop lights and whole yard was taped off with crime scene tape. It was kind of scary.”

She said it took her by surprise because the neighborhood is usually quiet and safe.

At the same time some neighbors say that Sanders’ apartment was loud at times.

Police say they have leads but aren't releasing any information about whether this was random or if Sanders was targeted.

No matter the circumstance, Teresa says this neighborhood is forever changed.

“It's awful, because I see him every day and now I won't see him no more.”

There is a $25,000 cash reward for any information leading to an arrest.


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