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NORMAN, Okla. -- If it wasn’t for the crime tape and police cars, this apartment complex would look like any other. Around 9 a.m. Saturday morning, police say Nicholas Williams was shot inside his apartment but still managed to call 911.

Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams

“Especially in cases of violence where a person has still retained consciousness, especially if they’re alone, they will call us and let us know that they have problems,” says Norman Police Captain Tom Easley says.

Williams died from his gunshot wound a short time later at the hospital.

“I’ve always been scared in here,” says neighbor Christina Walters. “People have been breaking into apartments but we’re trying to look for another place to move out.”

Many other neighbors we talked to also said they don’t feel safe here and Saturday’s homicide doesn’t subdue those feelings. Forensics investigators combed the crime scene for clues while policed knocked on doors to look for witnesses.

“I keep my grandkids inside. They don’t mind it,” says Walters. “If they want to go outside, I take them to my sister’s 30 miles away.”

It’s a murder that has left neighbors nervous and police searching for answers.