Neighbors were in shock Sunday from what they described as a horror movie come to life on Halloween morning on the streets east of downtown Colorado Springs.
A man carrying a rifle and can of gasoline into a Prospect Street home on Saturday morning later reappeared with a pistol added to his armaments.
Then came the chilling sound of a passing bicyclist begging for his life.
"Don't shoot me!" the bicyclist yelled before two shots killed him, neighbors said.
A day after a shooting spree left three victims and the suspected gunman dead, neighbors were having a hard time processing the horror of Saturday morning.
"We thought it was a Halloween prank," said Teresa Willingham.
Willingham, who lives down the street from where the Saturday shooting spree started before 9 a.m., said her 7-year-old son witnessed the bicyclist's death.
"He said 'Mommy someone fell off the bike'," she said.