Indiana man killed four, abducted baby after stimulus check fight


Indiana man, 25, ‘shoots dead three adults and a child before abducting his baby daughter’ after getting into a fight with the girl’s mother because he wanted half her $1,400 stimulus check

  • Police said Malik Halfacre, 25, opened fire inside the Indianapolis home of Jeanettrius Moore, who is the mother of his six-month-old daughter, on Saturday
  • Moore’s seven-year-old daughter Eve; her mother Tomeeka Brown, 44; brother Dequan Moore, 23; and cousin Anthony Johnson, 35, were all shot dead
  • Moore was shot in the back but managed to escape and alert her neighbors 
  • Moore’s family said the shooting was sparked by an argument over her $1,400 stimulus check 
  • They say Halfacre had demanded Moore give him half of her check 

Malik Halfacre, 25, (above) was arrested on Sunday over the quadruple murder in Indianapolis

An Indiana man has been accused of injuring his baby girl’s mother, shooting dead four of her family members and then abducting his daughter after getting into a fight over a $1,400 stimulus check.

Police said Malik Halfacre, 25, opened fire inside the Indianapolis home of Jeanettrius Moore, who is the mother of his six-month-old daughter, on Saturday night. 

Moore’s seven-year-old daughter Eve; her mother Tomeeka Brown, 44; brother Dequan Moore, 23; and cousin Anthony Johnson, 35, were all shot dead. 

Moore was injured in the shooting but managed to escape and alert her neighbors.  

Halfacre allegedly fled the scene with his daughter. 

He was arrested on Sunday evening inside the attic of a different home about 4.5 miles from the shooting scene.

His six-month-old daughter was found unharmed.

Moore’s family said the shooting was sparked by an argument over her $1,400 stimulus check. 

They say Halfacre had come to the home a night earlier demanding half of Moore’s check. 

Police said Halfacre opened fire inside the Indianapolis home of Jeanettrius Moore, who is the mother of his six-month-old daughter, on Saturday night

Police said Halfacre opened fire inside the Indianapolis home of Jeanettrius Moore, who is the mother of his six-month-old daughter, on Saturday night. Moore’s seven-year-old daughter Eve (above) was among the four people shot dead

Moore's seven-year-old daughter Eve was among the four people gunned down on Saturday night

Moore’s seven-year-old daughter Eve was among the four people gunned down on Saturday night

‘She said, ‘No, you don’t deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don’t do anything’,’ Moore’s cousin Wendy Johnson told WXIN

Moore eventually said Halfacre could have $450 but he allegedly told her ‘I’m gonna get that money’ before leaving.

Police said he returned to her home the following night and opened fire. 

Authorities found Moore outside the home after being shot in the back. She directed police to the home and told them other victims were inside. Moore was taken to the hospital in critical condition. 

Halfacre was being held on Monday on preliminary murder, attempted murder and other charges.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Craig McCartt did not mention Halfacre by name during a Monday morning news conference but he said the suspect had gotten into an argument at the home before the shootings.

‘There was an argument there that escalated to the point where he pulled out his weapon and started shooting everyone there in the home,’ McCartt said.

He said the shooting suspect faces four preliminary counts of murder and one count each of attempted murder and robbery.

He noted, however, that the Marion County Prosecutor’s office had not yet filed formal charges.   

Moore's brother Dequan Moore, 23, (pictured above with Eve) was also shot dead

Moore’s brother Dequan Moore, 23, (pictured above with Eve) was also shot dead

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