Indianapolis: Four Dead in Dispute Over Stimulus Check

An Indianapolis man has been accused of killing three adults and a 7-year-old girl on Saturday after arguing about a stimulus check, according to police. 

Malik Halfacre, 25, of Indianapolis, was taken into custody a day after police say he shot and killed Anthony Johnson, 35; Dequan Moore, 23; Eve Moore, 7; and Tomeeka Brown, 44. 

A survivor of the shooting, who was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition, directed officers towards the residence. She also told authorities that the gunman had already fled the scene with their 6-month-old daughter.

Early Sunday morning, authorities found the baby after the Halfacre’s sister informed 911 that the missing child was with her, according to a probable cause affidavit. She told police that Halfacre dropped off the baby and said that he shot four people. The baby was safe and unharmed. 

In an interview with police, Halfacre explained that he and his daughter’s mother “were arguing because he wanted some of her stimulus check,” according to the affidavit. He also said after shooting everyone inside the home, he stole money from his daughter’s mother’s purse and car before leaving. 

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief of Investigations, Craig McCartt, announced on Monday that the gunman had been preliminarily charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and one count of robbery. 


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