Nov 26, 2009 11:37 PM by Sharon Knight, Matt Stafford

Man shot dead; father accused of the killing

The El Paso County sheriff's office is investigating a deadly shooting in the Security/Widefield area. It happened just after 3 in the afternoon Thursday in the 4000 block of Oberding Drive.

"What is a festive Thanksgiving environment is now turned somber in this neighborhood for the people here who witnessed this or know what happened," says Joe Breister, Bureau Chief for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

El Paso County Sheriff's deputies say 76-year-old Alyais Oliver shot his son, 49-year-old Keith Oliver, once in the head and killed him.

Deputies say the two were arguing over chores.

The father told deputies he shot his son. However, Oliver didn't clarify whether it was an accident or not. Deputies say it doesn't look like an accident.

Oliver was taken for questioning at the Sheriff's Office.

It's a tough scene to watch for neighbors.

"For this to happen is very unexpected. It's very quiet around here," says Brian Baker.

Baker's wife Monica adds, "It's quiet neighborhood, nothing happens over here."

For the Baker family and neighbors, enjoyment of Thanksgiving came to a quick halt.

Brian Baker was outside playing with the kids.

"(I) Wasn't paying too much attention to things going on around us until Sheriff's deputies pulled up in cars, guns drawn, very tense situation," says Brian Baker.

Eventually the neighbors learned what happened.

As the Bakers conclude Thanksgiving, they have a little more on their mind.

"Very thankful, be blessed for what you have and cherish it," Monica Baker says.

Despite the distractions, neighbors will go on trying to do just that.


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