INDIANAPOLIS—On Thursday, March 18, Malik Halfacre, the suspect in the quadruple homicide case over stimulus money was charged with four counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, and one count of armed robbery. He was also charged with one count of auto theft and one count of carrying a handgun without a license. Ryan Mears, Marion County prosecutor stated that Halfacre is eligible for the death penalty, but no decision has been made.

On March 13, four people were shot and killed at a home on the 300 block of Randolph Street. The victims included: 7-year-old Eve Moore, 23-year-old Dequan Moore, 35-year-old Anthony Johnson, and 44-year-old Tomeeka Brown. Jeanettrius Moore was also shot, but survived. Halfacre is the father of Moore’s youngest daughter. 

In an interview with Fox 59 Wendy Johnson, the cousin of Jeanettrius explained: “He wanted some of Jeanettrius’ stimulus money. He wanted half of her money.” Which the mother of his child refused to commit to.

The next day, Halfacre came back demanding the money from Moore again. Johnson was told that Halfacre went through Moore’s purse. Moore’s brother Daquan stood up and told him no. “Then he pulled out a gun and started killing everyone,” Johnson said. 

After a four-hour SWAT standoff on the east side, Halfacre emerged from a duplex in handcuffs after hiding in an attic to avoid volleys of tear gas that had been fired inside. Twenty-four hours after the killing, the couple’s infant daughter was recovered unharmed on the city’s northeast side. 

Anyone dealing with domestic violence below are some helpful resources that can be of assistance:

  • Crisis and Suicide Intervention Hotline – 1-800-273-8255
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-SAFE (7233); 1-800-787-3224 (TDD)
  • National Dating Abuse Helpline – 1-866-331-9474