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70-year-old arrested for murder

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Police officers walked Walter Dorsett out in handcuffs Sunday. A quiet Sunday afternoon turned violent at a State street building after police say the 70-year-old turned a gun on his neighbor.

"I'm very surprised, it's really bothering me," says Khali Maddox-Abdeseo.

Maddox-Abdeseo knows a lot of people who live at 683 State street, including Dorsett and the man police say he killed.

He says the 48-year-old victim was someone who never went looking for a fight.

"He (the victim) was not known to be violent or confrontational with anyone, very respectful, he would go a mile to avoid a conflict," says Maddox-Abdeseo.

Something went wrong inside this state street building Sunday. Police aren't sure if the two had a dispute that went too far.

Maddox-Abdeseo says whatever happened, it's something he wouldn't expect in this building and from the people police say were involved.

"Most of the inhabitants of the building are Muslim so they are very peaceful, all the other tenants are peaceful to my knowledge, including the alleged shooter," Maddox-Abdeseo said.

Now Springfield's murder count is at 18 for the year.

"I do know he (the victim) was scheduled to be married soon, so that just bothers me even more," Maddox-Abdeseo said.

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