A man accused of killing three adults and a 7-year-old child in Indianapolis last weekend has been formally charged with murder.
Court documents said Malik Halfacre, 25, told police he fatally shot Eve Moore, 7, Dequan Moore, 23, Anthony Johnson, 35 and Tomeeka Brown, 44, after he and his girlfriend argued because he wanted a share of her stimulus check.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours at a residence in the 3000 block of N. Randolph Street.
Officers located the four victims after being directed to the home by the surviving victim who had fled to a neighbor’s residence to seek help. The surviving victim and Halfacre are believed to have formerly been in a relationship and have a child in common.
After the shooting, Halfacre is alleged to have taken his infant daughter, as well as money and personal items belonging to the surviving victim, from the home. The child was located at a family member’s home.
Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears said the shooting is a terrible tragedy.
“It was incredibly difficult to process that scene and look at the photographs to see what those people had to go through,” Mears said Thursday during a press conference.
Mears said several factors make this case eligible for a death penalty filing.
“We have multiple victims in a single incident, the second is that there was a robbery that took place during this incident and the third and final factor is that there is a child that lost their life as a result of this,” he said.
Mears said he will consult with the family and then make a decision on whether to file the death penalty.
Halfacre faces additional charges including attempted murder, armed robbery and vehicle theft.