Neighbors speak out after the most recent violence leaves one man dead

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The Oak Hill Police Department received a surprise visit Saturday night, June 27th, 2015.

“The suspect that did the stabbing went to Oak Hill Police Department to turn himself in,” Chief Deputy Mike Fridley of the Fayette County Sheriffs Department said.

26 year old Brandon Shepard from Oak Hill was taken into custody and arraigned in Fayette County magistrate court. The crime scene tape that covered the area is gone, the neighborhood, quiet as a mouse.

“If you notice, the community is quiet,” Terrence Leggett said.

Leggett lives in the Harlem Heights area, he said with the shootings, home invasions, and now this happening it hits close to home. The community needs to rally around one another.

“The children that were involved, we know that’s a hurting thing to lose one of their parents and it’s a tragedy here in the community and it hurts,” Leggett said.

He said a community center for children in the area would greatly impact the community in a positive way.

“So that we could have activities in there and programs that could educate the community and they also teach kids how to write code and do different things that help them to have a better life,” Leggett said.

The motive for the murder is still under investigation by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

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