Her family said Jeanettrius Moore worked hard at a beauty supply shop to support herself and two little girls and appreciated the most recent $1,400 stimulus check issued to help Americans recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The father of her youngest baby, Malik Halfacre, thought he should get half.
By Russ McQuaid
“I seen all my family members in there on the floor dead.”
Four members of an Indianapolis family were brutally murdered when a man demanded that the mother of his child hand over funds from her stimulus check and tax refund.
The man, Malik Halfacre, shot and killed four members of Jeanettrius Moore’s family when he came to her home demanding money from her.
A local report from Fox59 notes that Moore, who is the mother of two daughters, had been working at a beauty supply store to support herself. She looked forward to spending her stimulus money to catch up on bills.
According to a cousin, Wendy Johnson, Moore had just received the money when Halfacre demanded half of it. Her cousin notes that Moore offered the man $450 the day before, but he threatened to return for more. When he did, he shot and killed Moore’s 7-year-old daughter, Eve, her brother, 23-year-old Daquan Moore, her mother, 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown, and her cousin, 35-year-old Anthony Johnson.
Neighbor Craig Jackson told WISH that Jeanettrius Moore ran to his house and banged on the door, crying for help.
“She was frantic,” Jackson told the news station. “She was hysterical. She was in pain. She said her baby daddy shot her, and he shot her, her mother and the kids. She said she was the only person who got away.”
Jackson, who called 911, said Moore told him that Halfacre had shot her for “stimulus money,” according to WISH.
Family says stimulus check argument led to Indianapolis quadruple murder https://t.co/EumImqqHgC— FOX59 News (@FOX59) March 15, 2021
This is the man who was able to call 911 and possibly save the life of the only survivor from a weekend homicide that killed four people.— Sierra Hignite (@SierraHigniteTV) March 15, 2021
“Stimulus money” is what the woman told him caused the suspect to shoot her and kill 4 members of her family. @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/l8HapBNTQk
Another family member also arrived at the home and discovered the bodies. “I seen all my family members in there on the floor dead,” said Lorenzo Moore. “I could put the picture together of how everything went down and how everybody went.”
He said Halfacre had a history of violence against his sister who was afraid of him.
Lorenzo Moore also places some blame on the criminal justice system. Halfacre had been convicted of shooting a man in 2017 but was released from custody after pleading to a lesser charge.