Indiana man commits quadruple murder over ex-girlfriend's stimulus check

Indianapolis, Indiana – When the mother of his child wouldn't hand over her stimulus check, Indianapolis local Malik Halfacre went on a killing spree, shooting up the family's home and killing four people – including a child.

Malik Halfacre committed a quadruple murder after Jeanettrius Moore refused to give him her stimulus check.
Malik Halfacre committed a quadruple murder after Jeanettrius Moore refused to give him her stimulus check.  © Screenshot/Twitter/ATLwebmag

Things escalated quickly after Jeanettrius Moore refused to give the father of her youngest child, Malia Halfacre, any part of her $1,400 stimulus check.

In no way was the 25-year-old entitled to any of the money, which she may not have even received yet. But his anger at being denied soon turned murderous.

After caving in and offering him $450 just to leave her, their child, and the family alone, Halfacre remained unsatisfied. Later that day, he came back to the house and opened fire, taking the lives of four people: Anthony Johnson (35), Dequan Moore (23), Tomeeka Brown (44), and Moore's 7-year-old daughter Eve.

One of Moore's cousins, Wendy Johnson, told KXAN News that Moore had described being confronted by Halfacre, who demanded a cut of her stimulus check.

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Johnson recalled that Moore had responded saying, "No, you don’t deserve any of this. I work. I take care of our child. You don’t do anything".

Halfacre was in prison under accusations of shooting a man 5 times in 2017, but was release in 2018 after pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Knowing he was on the loose was reportedly worried Moore a great deal.

Moore lived in fear for her life and her family's safety

Her brother, Lorenzo Moore, said, "It was like you could feel this fear, but you never want to do anything about it because you’re too scared and it might come to what it’s come to".

After shooting four dead and injuring Moore, Halfacre took the baby and sped off. A multiple-hour standoff with SWAT ended when he emerged from a duplex attic to be cuffed and arrested.

The baby was then found unharmed and returned home. The family is now struggling to gather the funds to hold funeral services for the four victims who lost their lives in this tragic event.

Cover photo: IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

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