Florida vacationer shot lifeless whereas defending his child at Miami Seaside restaurant
A younger father died after a gunman walked right into a Miami Seaside restaurant and pointed a gun on the father’s 1-year-old son, police mentioned.
Dustin Wakefield, 21, had been on trip from Citadel Rock, Colorado along with his household. They had been consuming on the La Cerveceria restaurant round 6:30 p.m. Wednesday when a person with a gun walked via the door.
“This man got here in with a gun waving it, saying it is time to die. He pointed the gun at his son and Dustin mentioned, ‘He is solely a boy,'” Mike Wakefield, the sufferer’s uncle, instructed the Miami Herald. “Dustin stood up between the gunman and the newborn and he shot him. He shot him a number of instances on the bottom.”
In a brief video taken instantly after the capturing and obtained by WSVN-TV, the gunman – later recognized as Tamarius Blair Davis Jr. of Norcross, Georgia – might be seen dancing whereas persons are heard screaming. The gunman then walks up some steps, the weapon in his hand.
Davis fled the restaurant, police mentioned, and was captured in a close-by alley. Cellphone video obtained by the Herald reveals Davis mendacity spread-eagle on his again and smiling as three officers strategy with their weapons pointed in the direction of him yelling instructions, warning him that if he touches his gun he will probably be shot.
Davis then rolled onto his aspect right into a fetal place, earlier than once more rolling onto his again as officers approached. Davis screamed “I give, I give, I give” as officers flip him onto his abdomen and handcuff him. The video reveals a black handgun mendacity about 10 toes away.
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Davis, 22, instructed investigators he shot Wakefield as a result of he “was excessive on mushrooms, which made him really feel empowered,” based on a police arrest report obtained by Fox Information.
Davis is charged with homicide and was being held with out bond Wednesday on the Miami-Dade County Jail. Jail information don’t point out if he has an lawyer.
Mike Wakefield mentioned of his nephew, who labored in development, “was the kindest child. He beloved his household. He beloved being a dad.”
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Wakefield has arrange a GoFundMe account for his nephew’s household.
“With the tragedy that occurred … in Miami Dustin’s household will want all the assistance they’ll get thanks very a lot,” the web page reads.
The Related Press contributed to this report.