Benesha Brown lives in the apartment building where the stabbing took place. She said Hackett had worked for several years at the store. She described him as a “sweet and kind” employee of the store, which sits in a small plaza with a dry cleaner, liquor store and 7-Eleven.
Brown said the stabbing was the first violent crime she'd heard of in the area. Brown said she has lived at the complex for five years.
“This area, the community is really nice,” Brown said, though she is wary of teen boys who sometimes hang around at night.
Hackett's roommate at a small home in Del City and co-workers at the Domino's store declined interviews after the attack. A nurse who answered the telephone at OU Medical Center said Hackett and his family do not wish to talk to the media.