SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police continued their search for the man who, they said, opened fire on his girlfriend and her children inside their Southwest Miami-Dade home, killing the woman and two of her teenage children, and sending her 12-year-old son to the hospital, early Sunday.
Investigators have identified the man who they suspect of pulling the trigger as 32-year-old Antwon Fair. Family members told 7News he was the woman’s boyfriend.
Miami-Dade Police received a call at 3:47 a.m. about a shooting at a home near Southwest 115th Avenue and 203rd Terrace. Upon arriving, they discovered 39-year-old Takeeya Fulton, a mother of six, and 19-year-old Nuckeria Harris, her daughter, dead inside the home.
Two other victims, the mother’s 17-year-old son, Corey Johnson, and her 12-year-old son, were found alive. They were taken to Kendall Regional Medical Center, where Johnson later died and his younger brother remains in stable condition.
Investigators said the 12-year-old sustained two gunshot wounds to the right chest.
7News cameras captured police surrounding the home as loved ones were heard screaming. “I’m picking up pieces of what’s going on,” said relative Tarsenda Bennett.
Officials have not given a motive for the shooting, but family members believe this began due to an argument.
“I love my family, man,” said family member Gus Lanier. “I love my peoples, man! I can’t see my peoples no more!”
A total of seven people, including the rest of Fulton’s children, were inside of the house at the times of the shooting,
Sunday night, police identified the suspect as Fair and confirmed he is the father of three of Fulton’s surviving children. Officers said he should be considered armed and dangerous.
The children’s uncle, who asked not to be identified or show his face on camera, told 7News Fair and Fulton were a couple. He said he is having a difficult time coping with the tragic loss. “It’s too hard. That’s not right, man,” he said. “Those kids, I loved them like I was their own father. It don’t seem real. It’s tough.”
Neighbors called Fulton a devoted mother. “They were never running around, never, never. Always inside,” said Ana Alvarez. “[She was] a good mom. Of course, she had to work.”
Monday afternoon, detectives confirmed they recovered the white 2009 Chevrolet Impala with tag number BDYW67 that, they believe, Fair was driving. Police said they found the vehicle off Northwest 80th Street and Eighth Avenue in Miami.
Devastated family members who gathered at the scene are asking for the public’s help in finding the shooter. “Give us information, man,” said Lanier. “The brightest of justice, man, for the kids.”
“Anybody got any information, please, I ask you, please, come in,” said Bennett. “That’s a lot of bodies, please.”
They also urged Fair to think about his children. “Just think about your kids, you know? They’re kids,” said the children’s uncle.
Monday afternoon, a judge granted custody of Fulton’s four surviving children to a family member and ordered them to undergo emergency grief therapy.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Fulton’s family and to help pay for funeral expenses. If you would like to make a donation, go to www.gofundme.com/2hdcep8.
If you have any information on Fair’s whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.
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