Daniel Green often paced his driveway or walked the streets of his southeast Oklahoma City neighborhood.
Green put neighbors on edge, but they did not expect what was coming.
Police arrested Green, 40, after four relatives — including a baby boy and a teenage girl — were found dead at the Green home Wednesday night.
Thursday morning, bloody footprints dotted the welcome mat and front porch at 4601 SE 79, in the addition called Sunny Pointe.
Killed were Sallie Green, 57; Rebecca Cizek, 34; Katherine Cizek, 16; and Amario Dominguez III, 7 months.
Neighbors said another relative found the family members dead and ran outside. The chilling discovery led to a manhunt.
Titus Story, who lives a few houses down, said he was watching a movie at home Wednesday night when he saw lights flashing outside about 11:30 p.m. He thought nothing of the ambulance. Then police cars arrived and officers wrapped crime scene tape around the area.
Story's thoughts turned immediately to Daniel Green.
“Is there a guy in there about 40 years old?” Story said he and a neighbor asked police. “We wanted to know because he always walked everywhere and he didn't walk far. We didn't know if he was out and about, roaming around.”
Police wouldn't answer the question because the investigation was ongoing.
“It's understandable,” Story said.
Some in the neighborhood felt unsafe, but others didn't. Story has a concealed carry permit, which isn't uncommon in the neighborhood of single-story brick starter homes occupied by young and military families. He worried Green might be hiding in his shed.
Story turned in, but went back outside about 4 a.m. His neighbor, who had stayed up to monitor the situation, told Story that police had picked up Green.
Helicopters searched the area Wednesday night, Story said. Police visited convenience stores in the area and asked clerks to call 911 if a person matching Green's description showed up.
Officers arrested Green a short distance from a convenience store, though it isn't clear when. A police report states Green was picked up in traffic “a short distance away.” He was booked in Oklahoma County jail on four complaints of murder after an interview at police headquarters. He remained at the jail Thursday evening, an official there said.
Few details were released about the crime Thursday.
The victims died due to “injuries consistent with homicide,” a police department news release states.
The state medical examiner reported Sallie Green and the baby died of gunshot wounds to the head. The cause of death for the Cizeks was listed as pending.
An arrest affidavit did not include a narrative or further details Thursday.
Green often walked down the street to a gas station convenience store, where he would buy three or four energy drinks for himself and his family members, neighbors and workers at the store said.
On his walks, he chatted with his neighbors, who described him as friendly, but “off.” A neighbor with young children said he often spoke of the infant he is now accused of killing.
Police said the suspect and the victims were relatives.
Neighbor Sabrina White said Daniel Green and Rebecca Cizek were brother and sister, and Sallie Green was their mother. Katherine Cizek and the baby were Rebecca Cizek's children, she said.
On Facebook, Rebecca Cizek shared photos and videos of her baby boy, bouncing in a seat, playing with the leaves on a tree. Rebecca Cizek formerly worked at Sonic Drive-In according to public records and her Facebook profile.
In one photo, Daniel Green is affectionately holding the baby boy up for the camera. The same string of pictures shows Katherine playing with the baby.
Katherine Cizek, who went by Kat, was ready to start her sophomore year at Del City High School on Monday, said Midwest City-Del City School District spokeswoman Stacey Boyer.
On a May 2 Facebook photo depicting the teenager smiling with hair piled high on top of her head, Daniel Green wrote to his niece.
“There's my lovely, almost 17 year old nieace, I call her rugla,” Green wrote. “but her real nick name is khat, I hope she finds her true love or at least who it is.”
On his relatives' pages, he often wrote supportive messages.
“hey baby sis, I see your proud of your perkily whites, love you!!” he wrote April 23 on Rebecca Cizek's page.
Green's Facebook page is dedicated almost entirely to former Disney star Selena Gomez.
In the Sunny Pointe neighborhood where the victims were found, a woman walking her dogs Thursday stopped outside the home to ask reporters what was going on.
She was horrified to learn family members had been killed.
“Why would anyone do that?” the woman asked.
Staff Writer Bryan Dean, News Research Editor Linda Lynn and Assistant News Research Editor Melissa Hayer