Posted on March 18, 2021

Four Dead, Including Child, After Stimulus Check Dispute Leads to Gunfire

Wilson Wong, NBC News, March 17, 2021

A man was arrested Sunday in Indiana after he was accused of fatally shooting three adults and a child following a dispute over a stimulus check.

Indianapolis police said Malik Halfacre, 25, was taken into custody Sunday after officers found four bodies in the 300 block of North Randolph Street on Saturday evening.

Malik Halfacre

Malik Halfacre

The victims were identified as Eve Moore, 7; Daquan Moore, 23; Anthony Johnson, 35; and Tomeeka Brown, 44, police said.

One woman, identified in an affidavit as the mother of Halfacre’s 6-month old daughter, Malia Halfacre, survived the shooting. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. {snip}

In an interview with police, Halfacre said he and his daughter’s mother argued “because he wanted some of her stimulus check,” the affidavit said.

He told authorities that he shot everyone inside the home, then fled the residence with the money, according to the document.

The baby was also taken, prompting authoritie to issue a statewide Amber Alert.