As police converged on the house in the 2000 block of Brigadier Boulevard in Odenton, word spread of the double fatal shooting that claimed the lives of 55-year-old Charles James Edward Jackson and his wife, Veronique, who was 47.
Jonathan Kinard grew up across the street from the Jackson family and learned of the couple's fate when a police officer knocked at his door.
"Double homicide or two people are dead in the house, and I'm like, 'Okay, that's heavy. That's pretty wild',” said Kinard, “(Out of) everybody in our neighborhood that is the least likely. I would expect anybody else."
Police say the couple's 26-year old son called 911 after discovering the bodies Sunday morning.
"When our officers and first responders arrived, we located those two individuals. They were deceased,” said Lt. Ryan Frashure of the Anne Arundel County Police Department.
But investigators are sharing few details short of saying there appears to be nothing random about the shootings.
"Preliminarily it appears that there was some type of incident that happened inside the house, which leads us to believe that we don't think at this point that there's any kind of threat to the community," added Frashure.
Neighbors say police did tow the son's car from the scene, but there's been no indication that he is a suspect.
"You would see him out here helping his dad cutting grass---typical stuff and there was never any malice,” said Kinard, “They never caused any problems. The son never raised any problems. He was always on the ball with his stuff---Hi, Bye, Thank you, Yes, Sir, No sir."
We're told investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies and haven't ruled out a murder/suicide, but for now, neighbors, like Sander Moore, are left wondering what happened.
"I'm going to be looking trying to figure out what happened,” said Moore, “Who's next? If we identify that they did not take their own life, then I could understand it, but if this happened where somebody came in and committed this tragedy, it's going to be very difficult for everyone in this neighborhood."
For now, police are calling these "suspicious deaths", and if you have any information, which could help in this case, you're asked to call the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731.