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Accused Farm Fresh shooter was nice but odd, neighbors say

Accused Farm Fresh shooter was nice but odd, neighbors say

Those who know Brian Alexander Hicks think of the 55-year-old as a pleasant, quiet neighbor.

Now, they are struggling to understand how he came to be charged with gunning down Gabriel Ryan Maness, a stranger, in a Norge supermarket, 122 miles away from the townhouse he moved into last year.

"I never felt I was in danger around him," neighbor Becky Klein said. "I can't imagine how deep and dark Brian was inside to do this."

Klein described Hicks as mild-mannered and odd. She couldn't put a finger on what his oddities were, except to say that he was stoic.

"He wasn't jovial. He was on an equal plane all the time," Klein said. "I...

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