Public outrage led to the capture Thursday night of Terrell Jimmel Robinson, a fugitive wanted for firing 13 bullets into the mother of one of his children, as four of her other kids watched.
Robinson, 31, is accused of ambushing Shaqueenia Hanna outside her Little Haiti home Monday as she got out of her car with four of her children. Her other two children — including one she bore with Robinson — were safely inside the home.
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Hanna, 35, has been fighting for her life at Jackson Memorial Hospital since the shooting. None of her four children who witnessed the attack were injured.
Outraged at the brazenness of the crime, tips began pouring in to Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, said U.S. Marshal Sr. Inspector Barry Golden. One of the 10 tips received in the first two days claimed Robinson was on his way to Arizona.
Federal marshals soon determined that Robinson had boarded a bus in Atlanta. Word was sent ahead to a team of marshals in Oklahoma City, a stop on the bus ride west before its final destination.
There, “A team of deputy U.S. Marshals were waiting,” Golden said. “They discovered a person who matched Robinson’s description and approached and arrested him without incident.”
Robinson will remain jailed in the Oklahoma City region until he is extradited back to Miami. He has not yet been charged with the crime that shocked residents and left family members stunned.
Police and witness statements paint a picture of Robinson as a jealous ex-lover with a violent past, who planned his attack in advance. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show Robinson was arrested seven years ago for beating Hanna while she was pregnant with his child.
He was charged with aggravated battery against a pregnant woman and aggravated assault with a firearm. He pleaded not guilty, but the case was eventually dropped.
Hanna’s family members said the mother of six received threatening texts from Robinson last weekend, just a day or two before the shooting. Ciera Hanna said in the texts, Robinson threatened to shoot her sister. So Shaqueenia Hanna called police seeking some type of restraining order.
But she was shot before she could make her way to the police station to fill out the required paperwork.
On Monday night when Shaqueenia Hanna stepped out of her car with four of her children, one of them spotted Robinson on the side of the home holding a gun. The children told family members their mother begged Robinson not to fire.
“No. Don’t do it. Don’t shoot me. Don’t kill me,” she said, according to the kids.
She was shot 13 times. The children called 911 as their mother lay bleeding on the driveway, a tattoo of Robinson’s name covering her heart.