Neighbors say their neighborhood is a safe and quiet place so when they woke up to a string of police cars in front of their homes Friday morning they were surprised.
"Everybody's hard working. Everyone watches after each other so no, we didn't see this coming at all," said Barbara Brower-Jones who lives right next door.
She says she heard nothing. Jones lives right next door to where a man was shot and killed early this morning. Pasco police responded to a 911 call reporting a home intruder. When they arrived they found 28 year-old Stephan Sergio Aceves dead on the doorstep. When we came back later in the morning, the homeowners were washing the front walkway.
When we asked if she would shoot an intruder in her own home she says she would check to see who it was, but if she were threatened she would pull out her gun.
"I'd take every precaution in the world to make sure it wasn't somebody I knew, my husband or a neighbor. I wouldn't want to make that mistake, but as soon as I knew it was an intruder that was going to do me harm, I would do everything in my power to protect myself and my family."
Officers tell NBC Right Now Aceves had no obvious or visible weapons on him. No arrests have been made in this case. Police are gathering their evidence and will hand it off to the county prosecutor for review as soon as possible.