An argument over a stimulus check allegedly resulted in a quadruple homicide, an Indianapolis man is now in custody.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD), on Saturday night just after 9:35 PM, officers responded to a report of a person shot at N. Randolph Street.
IMPD officers arrived and found an adult female with a gunshot wound Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (IEMS) responded and transported her to Eskenazi hospital in critical condition.
Following an investigation of the scene, officers went down the street to another home and found 7-year-old Eve Moore, 23-year-old Daquan Moore, 35-year-old Anthony Johnson and 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown inside the residence with apparent gunshot injuries. IEMS responded and pronounced the four victims dead at the scene.
According to IMPD Homicide detectives, Malik Halfacre allegedly fled the residence in a 2012 Chevrolet Impala and took six-month old Malia Halfacre. On Sunday morning, detectives located six-month old Malia. She was found safe and unharmed. They also located the vehicle
Later in the day IMPD Homicide and Violent Crimes detectives located Malik Halfacre at the 6200 block of Eastridge Dr. SWAT responded and made entry into a residence and apprehended Malik Halfacre who was hiding in the attic. He was arrested for his alleged role in these murders.
According to probable cause affidavit, Halfacre told detectives he had been arguing with the victim the officers first discovered because he wanted her stimulus check.
Halfacre admitted to shooting all of the people that were discovered by IMPD, according to the affidavit. He also claimed that after he shot everyone, he took money, the first gunshot victim's purse and her car and left. He said he dropped his daughter off at his sister's residence home and then walked to a friend's house, where he eventually located.
Halfacre has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and robbery. He is scheduled to appear in court on March 18.
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