Family fight over $ 1,400 check would have sparked quadruple homicide

A family fight over the $ 1,400 stimulus check would have led to the quadruple homicide in Indianapolis. Apparently, the father of the fa...

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  • A family fight over the $ 1,400 stimulus check would have led to the quadruple homicide in Indianapolis.
  • Apparently, the father of the family demanded half the payment of the check for $ 1,400 from his partner.
  • Following the murders, the suspect had fled with a baby who was later found safe and sound.

A family fight over the $ 1,400 stimulus check sent by President Joe Biden’s administration would have sparked all four murders at a home in Indianapolis, Indiana, over the weekend, according to a recent report.

Fox 8 reported Monday night that family members of Jeanettrius Moore said she worked hard at a beauty supply store to cover her expenses and those of two young girls and was grateful for the most recent $ 1,400 stimulus check issued to help the Americans to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Family fight tragedy over the $ 1,400 check

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The father of her youngest baby, identified as Malik Halfacre, thought he should have half of the $ 1,400 stimulus check payment, according to Moore’s relatives cited by Fox 8.

“I wanted some of Jeanettrius ‘tax money, stimulus money,” said Wendy Johnson, a cousin who heard Jeanettrius’ account of what led to a quadruple murder at an Indianapolis home Saturday night.

Johnson said he was told that the day before the shooting, Halfacre told Moore that he “wanted half of his money.” But she would have replied, “No, you don’t deserve any of this. Job. I take care of our son. You do not do anything”.

After insisting, Johnson mentioned that Moore relented and offered the man $ 450, but that wasn’t enough. Johnson claimed that Halfacre exclaimed that he would be able to “get that money” from the payment of the stimulus check sent by the US government.

Johnson was told that on Saturday night, Moore was outside the house, on the sidewalk, watching her car, when Halfacre approached her. According to Johnson, Moore told her that the man “gave her a mean look and left,” but later “came back.”

Police said that after Halfacre returned the second time, four people died, the mother of his daughter was injured, the baby had disappeared and the now ex-convict fled the scene quickly.

According to Fox 8, the family identified the four dead as Eve Moore, 7 (Moore’s daughter), her brother Daquan Moore, 23, her mother Tomeeka Brown, 44, and her cousin Anthony Johnson, 35 years old.

“Malik came home asking, ‘Where’s the money?'” Johnson said, repeating the story Moore told him. Although she asked him what he meant, the suspect had insisted: “where is the money? where is the money?”.

Johnson explained that he was told that it was then that Halfacre started going through Moore’s purse for money.

“Daquan was trying to save his sister,” Johnson continued. “He stood up and said, ‘You can’t have the money. You can’t keep their money. ‘ (Moore) pushed Malik, and Malik pulled the gun and started killing everyone. “

According to testimony compiled by Fox 8, Malik Halfacre first shot Daquan, then shot Anthony, turned around, and then shot Tomeeka. When the latter screamed, the man shot her again.

The suspect then shot Daquan a second time, and sometime in the middle of that situation, the girl Eve was hit somewhere. “She was screaming, she was screaming,” Johnson lamented.

Johnson mentioned that Moore recalled that Halfacre drove her and her young daughter to the car, and after restraining the baby in a child safety seat, she went back inside to get a bottle of milk.

“He came back to the house and shot Anthony again when he was coming down the stairs,” Johnson said. “When he entered the house, that was Jeanettrius’s signal to run for his life, and that was what he did. He ran for his life in traffic through New York Street and knocked on everyone’s doors. “

Moore hid on a neighbor’s porch until police officers arrived when Halfacre left with his daughter.

“He told her that she made him kill everyone,” that “she made him do it,” according to the account.

So, Moore directed officers to the house, one block north, where the four victims were discovered. At the same time, Lorenzo Moore entered the back door to find his brother, Daquan, and the rest of his family.

“I saw all the members of my family there on the floor dead,” said Lorenzo, who added that he was incredulous at the terrible crime he observed that night. “I didn’t even know that those were my people suffering on the floor because they let a monster out of jail,” he added.

The Fox 8 report detailed that Halfacre was charged with shooting a man five times on the northwest side of the city in early 2017, but was released in 2018 after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

“We always knew he was carrying a gun,” Lorenzo said. “He didn’t have a job, he just hung around being lazy.” Lorenzo said his sister was afraid of Halfacre.

“It was like you could feel this fear, but you never want to do anything about it because you’re too scared and it might get to what it is,” he said. “Just that he was angry for not having money and for not doing anything by himself, so he thought he would just take something from him.”

Several hours later, the couple’s baby was recovered unharmed on the northeast side of the city, while almost 24 hours after the murder, following a four-hour SWAT standoff on the east side, Halfacre emerged from a duplex in handcuffs after hide in an attic to avoid several. Tear gas bursts that had been fired inside.

“He just felt like I could take him away,” Lorenzo said. In the middle of the grieving family is Shawn Brown, who lost a sister, two nephews and a niece on Randolph Street on Saturday night.

“We grew up so close. We were always together, ”Brown said,“ but at the end of the day, we are blood and we love each other, and we hate to see something like this happen. It’s the most tragic thing that has happened to my family by far ”.

Brown knows what he’s talking about, having lost a brother to drowning and two of his wife’s cousins ​​to murder in the East End a year ago.

“I feel like this gun violence has touched enough people that everyone can move on and end,” Browns said. “It has been enough. Enough is enough.”

The family is now struggling to raise funds to bury their four loved ones.

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