MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- As police surround the home believed to be occupied by suspected Auburn shooter Desmonte Leonard, crowds of neighbors, Montgomery residents and interested bystanders gathered on the sidewalks outside the street.
Whether they live in the neighborhood or are simply staying to see the action, all say they are surprised that a stand-off is happening in the Somerhill housing community.
"I always thought it was safe place," said Jennifer Swan, who lives several streets down from the home on Cheshire Drive. "I guess you just have to keep your guard up wherever you are."
Several residents said they had been waiting for more than an hour after coming home from work to find they were unable to enter the subdivision.
Keelie Rossi, who lives nearby in the Halcyon area says she's hoping to get closure by seeing the suspect taken into custody.
"You want to see someone that did something that horrible get captured and have that assurance," Rossi said.
Crowds have since dispersed after police announced they would be towing all cars parked on Young Meadows Road.