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Neighborhood watch group forms after shooting death during home invasion

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Curtis Harris is a retired U.S. Marine who has been called back to active duty so to speak. This time he's protecting his home and South Fulton County neighborhood.

"Yes we have a neighborhood watch now. We have patrols that run day and night. We are actually taking an active part in taking back this community," said Harris.

The neighborhood watch group was formed after the shooting death of Pamela Williams. Police said the former Target manager was gunned down inside her home during a home invasion last month.

"What can you say? What can you say to that? It is a shame, it's sad and it is a testimonial to, in my opinion, the way times are today. It is bad," Harris said.

Police have arrested 24-year-old Jonathan Banks, and 19-year-olds James Sims and James Calhoun. Investigators said Sims and Calhoun live in the neighborhood and Banks used to.

"Of course it is shocking because you would think that children that grew up in the neighborhood, who have seen each other struggle and know what is going on in this neighborhood wouldn't come back and commit a dastardly deed," Harris said.

Harris is one of a number of people who are armed and ready to protect what they own.

"We will not tolerate this type of behavior in our neighborhood now or ever again," Harris said.

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