“I'm really sad. I prayed and I prayed that it wasn't him,” said Neighbor Don Butts.
Unfortunately, for Butts, his prayers weren't answered. His friend and neighbor Steve Carman was shot and killed inside his home.
“Very traumatic, very sad situation especially with two small children that were located inside,” said 1st Sgt. Chad Hill, Kosciusko County Sherriff’s Department.
Hill says they've been called out to custody arguments between Armontrout and Carman in the past, but they've never been this violent.
“We aren't sure the exact motive in what culminated in the execution style shooting performed on Mr. Carman,” said Hill
Carmen owned the resort community that he lived in and neighbors we spoke with say he was starting to turn his life around.
He's going to be missed because he had a lot of people that really liked him..
Carman's daughters were taken into protective custody Wednesday night, but have since been turned over to their grandparents.