Swiger Family Wants Justice for Pair Killed in Locust Avenue Shooting
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on July 27, 2013 @ 7:04PM
Created on July 27, 2013 @ 6:27PM
Fred, and Freddy Swiger delivered papers for The Exponent Telegram for close to 30 years. They were allegedly gunned down by Sidney Muller Friday morning on Locust Avenue while delivering papers. They were two of the four victims total.
Their family is mourning the loss, and said all they want is justice for the two men.
Minnie Swiger, Fred's ex-wife, and Freddy's mother said, "It's still a shock. We're reeling."
Randy Swiger, Fred's son, and Freddy's brother, said, "Yes, until we actually go to the scene, and get some closure, then we can go from there."
Officers said the cause of the shooting was drug-related. Police are even sending extra patrols to Locust Avenue. They said a lot of crime in the area is drug-related.
Sergeant Bill Reed of the Clarksburg Police Department said, "No drugs, there would be no crime. A lot of the crime here is due to drug activity, involving money, theft, stealing, things like that. That's mostly where the drugs come from. People need the money. They go to a house, steal something, pawn it."
Locals said they can't believe the two were shot and killed ,while they were just doing their jobs.
Harrison County resident Gary Tucker said, "To kill two people, and walk outside. These two paper guys, been delivering them for 30 years, and here they are, witnesses."
Their family said the two were inseparable. While the flowers at the memorial might die, the family said they will never let the memory of Fred, and Freddy die.
Minnie Swiger also said, "They were hardworking people, and I would like justice for my son, and his father."
Officers said they rely on tips from you to help them fight crime that involves drugs, so make sure to report any activity you think might be suspicious in your neighborhood.
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