The arrest of Florida murder suspect and MS 13 gang member, Manuel Eric Ramirez, has Monroe County residents locking their doors tonight.
Ramirez was found hiding out at the Holiday Cove Apartment Complex, which is just a short distance from downtown Forsyth.
Members of the gang are called the worst of the worst.
"Very, very, very, violent street gang," says Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick.
The group is notoriously known as killers.
"They take what they want and anybody who gets in their way... they end up getting hurt. They are a bunch of killers," says Forsyth resident John Tibbetts.
Now, residents are trying to figure out how someone affiliated with one of the most dangerous gangs in the world ended up in their backyard.
Holiday Cove Resident, Rosalee Pippin, says "[I'm] scared beyond words, and really frightened to know someone like that had entered the Holiday Cove."
Residents here says it's a mystery to them as to why Manuel Eric Ramirez ended up in Forsyth let alone the family friendly apartment complex.
" You never know this day and time. So much robbery and stuff going on in our world," says Pippin.
According to the FBI, there are around 10,000 MS 13 gang members in 42 states.
Bittick says, "There are connections all over this country to this gang." He says it's a scary reality.
Tibbetts adds, " I imagine that they have affiliations with every small town. They're moving into small towns."
It's a self proclaimed group of ruthless cut-throat outlaws. Who are known to smuggle drugs, kill for hire, steal, and traffic humans, while the innocent often get caught in the crossfire.
Sheriff Bittick says one connection lead Ramirez to Forsyth. "He had friends that were living here and he came to stay with those friends," says Bittick.
Ramirez fled Florida after a raid landed 13 other MS 13 gang members in jail.
20 year-old Ramirez is the suspect in a 2009 execution style murder.
According to Bittick, he was unarmed when they found him and has been cooperating with authorities.