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Anderson police investigating 2 separate homicides, official says

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Posted at 1:09 PM, Dec 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-12 13:47:29-05

ANDERSON — Anderson police are currently investigating two separate, unrelated homicides that occurred Tuesday in different parts of the city, an official with the department says.

Detective Caleb McKnight says both scenes have been secured, and everyone believed to be involved has been accounted for.

The incidents took place in the 2900 block of West 11th Street and the 2200 block of West 27th Street, McKnight said.

The victim in the first homicide about 9:30 a.m. on West 27th Street was identified as Jerry Gray, 66. The suspect, Jacob Fite, 34, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and involuntary manslaughter.

Police say the second homicide took place about 10 a.m. on West 11th Street and involved a man who had killed his 51-year-old wife, Claudette Williams. The suspect, Curtis Williams, has been charged with a single count of murder.

Steven Brown said it was a shocker for him when he got the call about the chaos happening a street over from him.

"I've been down here for 22 years. The first incident I have ever seen like this since I been here," said Brown.

Brown said his heart goes out to the families involved.

"This is still a safe neighborhood. I still love this neighborhood. Sorry that it happened here, but it can happen anywhere," said Brown.

McKnight said he would release more information later in the day after meeting with lead detectives on the cases.

This is a developing story.