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Covington residents scared after 2012's first murder

(WMC-TV) - Covington police and the TBI are still investigating the city's first homicide of the year after a 29-year-old man was found shot to death.

Now, family and friends of the victim say crime in the area is out of control.

"I'm tired of turning a blind eye. I want my streets safe for my child. I shouldn't have to live in fear," said resident Chloe Mann.

Mann has no idea who would kill her cousin.

Orlandus Cobbins, who was known as "Bull," was found slumped over in his car inside a family member's garage Monday night.

As Cobbins' family prepares to bury him, they're left with a lot of unanswered questions.

"I have no clue, knowing the type of person Bull was, it's hard to say because everybody loved him," Mann continued.

"I thought ‘Why him?' What in the world could he have gotten mixed in with? Who would want to kill him," said friend Holli Ray.

Friends say Orlandus Cobbins was a good son, father and friend.

He spent most of his life cutting hair and recently moved to Memphis from his hometown of Covington. "It's getting worse and something's gotta stop. All this crime going on in Covington is senseless," said Mann.

As investigators try to piece together the parts of this murder, some residents feel that something like this could happen again soon if nothing's done to help control crime in Covington.

"Now, you almost question driving through a certain neighborhood or area at night," said Ray.

The district attorney said Covington police and the TBI are pursuing every lead in this case.

They're also interviewing witnesses.

If you have information that can help police solve this murder, call the TBI toll free at 800-TBI-FIND.

Funeral arrangements have been set for Orlandus Cobbins.

His visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday at Barlow Funeral Home in Covington. Cobbins' funeral is set for 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. Luke Baptist Church in Covington.

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