SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Two people were shot and killed in separate South Bend apartments Sunday night at the same building address, but investigators say it could have been a lot worse, according to CBS affiliate WSBT.
Court documents allege that Roy Lee Walker shot and killed Robert Duke and Michelle Blankenship. A neighbor -- who went over to one of the apartments after hearing arguing -- told police that Walker pointed the gun at him, but the gun would not fire.
The neighbor then ran into another room and Walker forced his hand through the door, firing several more shots, but he didn't hit the man, according to police.
When another man opened his door after hearing a loud crash, he told police he saw Walker naked with a screwdriver. Walker yelled "I'ma shoot you too," according to the documents obtained by WSBT. Without hurting him, Walker then drove off.
After a 911 call was placed, police say they found Walker with a rope tied around his neck, yelling that the officer better arrest him or he was going to run. Walker was then taken into custody and transported to a hospital, according to the station.
He then told officers, "I did the crime. I did crazy things. I am ready to go, so take me. I just want some peace," according to court documents.
Investigators told reporters they were confident about the arrest.
"We have talked to several witnesses; we're comfortable with where we are at," said Metro Homicide Commander Tim Corbett. "This has pretty much been a hand-in-hand investigation, not only with the Prosecutor's Office but also with the SBPD."
Walker was charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and residential entry. Police say that it appeared he knew both murdered victims well.
"This is not a random act, these are people that were familiar with each other," Commander Tim Corbett told the CBS affiliate. "I don't want to leave any impression that there's a random killer running around out there, that's not the case."