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It's an unsolved murder with few answers

Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 11/14/2013 7:49 pm
VERONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- It's a night in Verona that Clinton Wadley will never forget.

"We were waiting for one person to come in and pay the rent. I could hear the leaves crunching, and I saw him coming from this way," said Wadley.

In a matter of seconds, a man using a bandanna as a disguise burst through the door of an apartment complex office on Raymond Avenue and fired a weapon.

46-year-old Jay Suppiah would be killed.

Wadley was shot twice.

"It happened so fast. You really don't have time to think. You have to react to what's going on," added Wadley.

He would call 911 and survive.

Office manager Sammi Logan had just left for the day minutes before the shooting.

"This was not something you wake up and think a masked gunman is coming and (are) our lives ending today," said Logan.

Weeks would pass and then months.

Clinton Wadley would recover.

"There's nothing you can do about it.  Just keep your life going," added Wadley.

No arrests have been made.

His employees say it's time for closure. They want answers. They say a killer is out there who needs to be in jail.

"The murderer is still out there. You don't know who he is," Logan added.

Verona Police Chief Anthony Anderson says this is a case which wakes him up at night.

The chief says officers have not determined a motive. However, the victim was the largest owner of rental property in the city, and there have been death threats.

Chief Anderson says officers have been looking into incidents where a tenant was evicted.
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