4 people, including a 7-year-old, were shot dead during a fight over a stimulus check, police say

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A 25-year-old Indianapolis man is accused of shooting and killing four people – including a 7-year-old – during a fight on Saturday with his daughter’s mother about a stimulus check, the Indy Star reported.

Malik Halfacre was arrested Sunday after police accused him in the killing of Anthony Johnson, 35, Dequan Moore, 23, Eve Moore, 7, and Tomeeka Brown, 44, inside a home on the east side of the city, according to the paper.

The mother of Halfacre’s daughter, was shot in the back, but survived and alerted police to the whereabouts of the other victims. Her mother, daughter, sister, and cousin, were killed, the family told the Indy Star.

Court documents reviewed by the Star and the Associated Press say Halfacre told police that he and his daughter’s mother “were arguing because he wanted some of her stimulus check” before the shooting.

“Mr. Halfacre admitted to shooting all of the deceased individuals in the house. He also said that after everyone was shot, he took the money, J.M.’s purse, and her car and left the scene,” with his 6-month-old daughter, the AP reported from the affidavit.

Halfacre’s 6-month-old daughter was found the next day after his sister called police and told them that he came to her house and dropped her off. He also told his sister that he has shot four people, according to the AP.

A cousin of Halfacre’s girlfriend – who was shot in the incident – told WXIN-TV that Halfacre had demanded half of the woman’s $1,400 stimulus check a day earlier, but she refused.

“She had just got her money, and he wanted half of her money,” the cousin, Wendy Johnson, told the outlet. “She said, ‘No, you don’t deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don’t do anything.'”

Johnson said her cousin offered Halfacre $450, but that he didn’t take it. Instead, he said, “I’m gonna get that money,” Johnson told the local station.

Halfacre’s girlfriend had been issued a restraining order against him in October 2020 after telling police he repeatedly harassed her and shot at her car eight times during a previous argument, the Indy Star reported.

The order prohibited Halfacre from visiting the home where the shooting took place.

Halfacre had also previously been arrested on charges related to carrying an unlicensed handgun and threatening someone with a handgun, according to court records seen by Insider.

The killings come among a wave of domestic violence homicides in Indianapolis, Police Chief Randal Taylor said at a press conference Monday.

“We cannot afford to become a community that’s afraid to ask or seek help when we need it,” he said. “Domestic violence is real.”

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4 thoughts on “4 people, including a 7-year-old, were shot dead during a fight over a stimulus check, police say

  1. “We cannot afford to become a community that’s afraid to ask or seek help when we need it,” he said. “Domestic violence is real.”

    TCB yourself if you want to be safe. They’re not here for that sort of thing, they’re here to protect and serve the state and aid in its expansion.

    1. No kidding
      If they had called the police they all would be dead , chances are the house would have been destroyed
      And if anyone did survive , they would be dragged over the bullshit illicit courts bed of coals and roasted until there was nothing left

      Yeah don’t ever call for your own funeral from these jackboots
      Help isn’t something they are trained to give

      It’s also sad that this pittance they are “giving” us could cause such a problem for some , but when you have nothing , sometimes a little something throws those not so stable over the edge

  2. Stimulous to raise Havoc, $1400.00 is to die for.

    Hell Jew Gates got 7.5 billion, he stole millions of acres of farming land with it. We get to fight over the table scraps.

    FK THAT..

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