Former Cleveland firefighter accused of killing girlfriend, girlfriend's son
There is new information surrounding a double homicide in Cleveland. Police found the suspect, a former Cleveland firefighter, more than 100 miles away in middle Tennessee. He was charged him with two counts of first-degree murder.
Ross Anderson is accused of killing 30-year-old Rachael Johnson and her five-year-old son, Colton. Investigators say both victims were shot. It happened at a home on Hillview Drive off Mouse Creek Road.
This marks the third and fourth homicide the Cleveland Police Department has worked this year. They say this case is especially hard to investigate because it involves a child.
"Opened our door about 2:20 and the whole neighborhood was blocked off. It was getting taped at our front door. We were getting ready for work. We had to be escorted to the end of the street," says neighbor Veronica Lopez.
Veronica Lopez says the normally quiet Hillview Drive was a sea of lights Monday afternoon.
"I kind of knew something wasn't right because there was an ambulance that wasn't being used. There was a coroner van and too many detectives. So I knew that it was all bad," says Lopez.