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Witnesses: Liberty Co. shooting victims are 'a good family'

Witnesses said the company is owned by a good family, kind to everyone who walks in the door.

CLEVELAND, Texas — A long-time employee of B Dependable Plumbing in Cleveland said the world should know the business at the center of Wednesday's deadly Liberty County shooting is owned by a good family, kind to everyone who walks in the door.

The 14-year employee, whom KHOU 11 is not identifying, said he was first to arrive after the mass shooting where two people were injured and another killed, and they were all related.

“All of them are good people,” shared Jarrod McNeary, a Cleveland native and witness to Pavol Vido’s manhunt. “They didn’t deserve what happened to them.”

McNeary lives close by and said he knows the victims. McNeary was home when he learned the Vido was on the run.

“I made sure the wife and everything stayed in the house, and we checked our outbuildings to make sure he wasn’t there," McNeary said.

He soon learned Vido was close by. In fact, he was next door outside McNeary's great uncle’s house.

McNeary recorded live on Facebook some of what happened and said he even saw Vido make a run for it.

“I mean, 20 seconds later, here come the cops right behind him," McNeary said. "They exchange words and back and forth. I heard he shot himself. We never heard a gunshot it was a little muffled, I guess.”

The employee at B Dependable Plumbing told KHOU 11 the owners allowed Vido to live on the property for free, even proving water and sometimes food, under the condition he clean up after himself.

Junk clutters the property behind the building, which is why Vido was being evicted, according to the employee.

“They are good people,” McNeary said. "They always have been and they try to help the guy out.”

KHOU 11 is not releasing the names of the victims in case all family members have not yet been contacted.

The employee told KHOU 11 the woman who was killed was a kind, religious woman who often watched Christian videos at work. The employee said his only comfort is she’s in heaven.


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