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Neighbors in shock as Alain Bell arrested in fatal shooting case

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

A few months ago, Alain Bell and his family moved into this house on Cleburne right across from Coach Muhammed's place.

"He kept to himself. I could tell you he loved his kids. He did all the work and let the kids sit around. That's the picture we painted and that's the man I knew." said Muhammed.

But it turns out he didn't know him well at all. He didn't know that in 1984, Bell was charged with robbery with a deadly weapon. He didn't know that He was sentenced to 45 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault. He served 15 years and was released in 2000. He didn't know Bell was a registered sex offender.

Even if they had known, there was no way to have known that he would allegedly lie in wait with a shotgun for his ex-wife's husband. That he would gun down David Stoneham without saying a word as he arrived at home. Stoneham was a Houston fire inspector since 1999 and with the Fire department since 1980. Stoneham's 17 year old daughter was just a few feet away at the time of the shooting.

The reason Bell had moved into the house on Cleburne is because the bank had foreclosed on his house in Alief. Neighbors there say he was quiet but odd. Tyrell Gaines played basketball with Bell's son and says he was a mystery to his family too.

"He was like. He's rarely here. I was like, what do you think he's doing? and he was like, I don't know. We don't really talk about," said Gaines.

Gaines says he knew about him being a registered sex offender, but never pictured him as an alleged killer.

"I would've never thought he'd do something like that."

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