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She Saw Her Neighbor Being Robbed And Approached. That Is When The Gunfire Started.

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Source: Unsplash; Orange County Sheriff's Office

Mar. 31 2022, Published 2:32 p.m. ET

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A woman and her husband had just arrived at their Florida home when they saw a neighbor being robbed. When they approached, they were shot.

The end result was the woman and the robbery victim were dead. The search for the suspect hasn’t ended.

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On Dec. 2, 2006, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in Florida responded to a shooting at the Audoubon Village Mobile Home Park. John Bigler was returning home when two black men confronted him, armed, and demanded money and drugs.

Shelva Feree lived next door and saw the confrontation, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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She and her boyfriend started to approach Bigler, when one of the suspects started shooting, according to the sheriff’s office. She died of her gunshot wounds, as did Bigler. The boyfriend survived.

Police said the suspects fled the area in a silver Chevrolet Impala and haven’t been found since.

Ferree had just returned home from the dog groomer when she saw the robbery, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Neighbor James Heinzelman lived nearby the scene as well and told the Sentinel about what he remembered after hearing three shots.

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"Then I heard someone yell, 'I want blood, I want blood, I want blood," Heinzelman said, according to the Sentinel. "That's something I will never forget."


One of Feree’s daughters was at a nearby friend’s house when she heard the shooting, according to the Sentinel.

"At that moment everything stops," Nina Steinmeyer told the newspaper. "You don't know what to think."

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Ferree left behind four children. She was the manager at a shop that made motorcycle seats and her children described her as “feisty.”

"She was everybody's mom," daughter Tami Spencer said, according to the Sentinel. "She would give her last dollar for someone who needed it."

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Anyone with information on the case or the suspects is asked to contact authorities as (800) 423-8477.

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Source: Unsplash; Orange County Sheriff's Office

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