DECATUR, Ala. - Decatur police confirm one person has been charged with capital murder in connection to a shooting on Clearview Street.
Authorities say 22-year-old Kendall Rashid Rucker is an acquaintance of the victims and say this was not a random act.
It was discovered Rucker had been identified fleeing the residence moments after the gunshots.
Rucker was located at another residence and taken into custody.
Police said a concerned citizen called 911 about shots being fired around 2:08 p.m.
Authorities confirmed that two people were killed in the shooting. Family members and officials confirm the victims are David Gullatte, 31, and Sharonda Bouldin, 27.
No bond has been set.
Neighbors of the murder victims are still trying to process what happened.
On Thursday, crime scene tape was still in the backyard of the home where the couple was shot and killed. We spoke with many neighbors, some whom knew the family, others who didn't. But they all said the same thing - their hearts are broken for the family.
"This is actually terrible... it really is. It's sad, sad situation," said Johnny Chambers, who lives down the street. "Greatest shock of it is those three kids are going to be without parents now."
For neighbors, such a heinous crime in his backyard is unsettling. "It can happen anywhere," said Chambers. "You think you see it on TV on the news or whatever. You say, 'Oh gosh, that won't happen on our street.' And when it did it was a total shock."
Chambers says he knows it will take time, but the family is strong and will make it through this.