"Give me all of your money. Give me all of your money now or your dead if you don't I'll shoot you," Sonya Swallows said Davis' threatened.
» The latest on traffic, delays and road construction delivered to your mobile phone. Click to sign up to receive text alerts!
"The dude cocked it back like he was going to shoot him and then Dale just shot him," said Dorothy Lynn Stevens, tenant.
"It sounded like the loudest fire cracker I ever heard," Sonya Swallows said.
Davis was shot once in the back and could barely crawl out of the home before the police arrived.
"I tried to ask the guy if he was okay and him just just lying there, he made me feel really bad he said, 'I think I'm dying," Stevens said.
At last check, Davis was in critical but stable condition at Wishard Hospital.
Police said this isn't his first brush with the law.
"This investigation is ongoing but right now there are no charges filed but I guess you could say his motives were not pure, " said PIO Mitch Carroll of the Anderson Police Department,
Pure or not somehow the Swallows have found compassion for the young man who was seconds away from potentially taking their own lives.
"I do hope he's okay and that he's done well. I don't want no harm to be done to him," Stevens said.