An Indianapolis man is accused of killing four people, including a seven-year-old child, following an argument over how to split a government stimulus check.
Quadruple homicide: The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department on Sunday arrested Malik Halfacre, 25, who allegedly shot five people, authorities said in a statement.
- The shooting, which occurred Saturday, was sparked by an argument between Halfacre and his girlfriend, Jeanettrius Moore, over how to split the government funds.
- Seven-year-old Eve Moore, 23-year-old Daquan Moore, 35-year-old Anthony Johnson and 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown died from the gunshot wounds, but Jeanettrius survived and sought help from neighbor.
The motive: After the shooting, Halfacre allegedly fled to a friend’s house with his and Jeanettrius’ six-month-old daughter Malia.
- “I said, ‘Why did he shoot you?’ And her exact words were ‘stimulus money,’” Jeannetrius’ neighbor Craig Jackson told CW-affiliate WISH-TV.
- Police arrested Halfacre in the attic of his friends’ house, after which he admitted to shooting the his girlfriend’s relatives over the money, according to an affidavit.
Background: In 2018, Halfacre plead guilty to pointing a firearm after police said he shot a man five times. and left him in critical condition.
- The shooting took place in 2017 and left the victim in critical condition.
- Charges of aggravated battery and carrying a handgun without a license against Halfacre were dismissed.
The checks: President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus bill into law on March 11.
- The massive spending package included $1,400 checks for qualifying citizens.
- This third round of direct payments to Americans began to arrive in recipients’ bank accounts on Wednesday.