Family Argument Over Stimulus Check Leads To 4 People Dead

A man has been arrested and charged in a quadruple murder in Indianapolis over what was reportedly an argument over stimulus check money.

Jeanettrius Moore's family says the father of her youngest daughter, Malik Halfacre, claimed he was entitled to half of her stimulus money.

"He wanted some of Jeanettrius' tax money, stimulus money," says Wendy Johnson, a cousin. "She had just got her money and he wanted half of her money."

"She said, 'No, you don't deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don't do anything.' He said, 'I really want half.' She said, 'I'll give you $450. Take it or leave it," Johnson says, recalling the events a day before the tragedy struck.

She says on Saturday, Halfacre showed up to the house, gave her an evil look and walked away. But he returned with a gun. Police say Halfacre murdered four people: Jeanettrius' 7-year-old daughter Eve Moore, her brother, 23-year-old Daquan Moore, her mother, 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown, and her cousin, 35-year-old Anthony Brown. Jeanettrius was wounded and her youngest daughter went missing.

Daquan's brother Lorenzo walked into the back door of the house after the crime took place to discover his family members deceased. "I didn't even know that that was my people on the ground suffering because they let a monster out of prison."

Halfacre had been accused of shooting a man five times in 2017 but was released from custody in 2018. "We always knew he carried a gun. He didn't have a job - just laying around being lazy," Lorenzo says.

Several hours later, the baby was recovered unharmed. And roughly 24 hours after the murders took place, Halfacre was in custody following a four-hour SWAT standoff.

Another family member, Shawn Brown says, "I feel like this gun violence has touched enough people that y'all can go ahead and knock it off. It's been enough. Enough is enough."


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