The man wanted for a triple murder in Southwest Miami-Dade over the weekend was captured Wednesday near his mother’s home in Savannah, Georgia, after law enforcement received a tip.
According to police and a family member, Antwon Lamar Fair, 32, broke into his girlfriend’s home hours after they fought early Sunday morning, shot her and three of her kids — and spared the three children she had with him.
In a one paragraph statement, Miami-Dade police said Fair was taken into custody by Savannah and federal law enforcement on Wednesday. Police on Sunday found Takeeya “KeKe” Fulton, 39, and two of her children shot dead at their home. A third child who was shot is recovering at the hospital.
Police believe Fair fled the scene early Sunday morning in a white Chevrolet Impala, which was later found. By Wednesday afternoon, police hadn’t said whether Fair was being extradited back to Miami or whether he’d been charged with the killings.
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Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said solid detective work and the media blitz led to Fair’s capture.
“The arrest not only brings justice to the surviving family, it brings peace of mind to the community,” the director said.
The shooting deaths of Fulton, her daughter Nuckeria “Keria” Harris, 19, and her son Corey “C.J.” Bishop Jr., 17, at the family’s home at Southwest 203rd Terrace and 115th Avenue, left the community in shock and family members stunned.
Police believe Fair and Fulton had fought hours earlier, that Fair left and returned several hours later — about 4 a.m. —when he entered the home and unloaded his weapon. Police found the four family members shot. Fulton and Harris were pronounced dead at the scene. Bishop died later in the hospital. A 12-year-old son of Fulton’s was also struck by gunfire and is recovering at a local hospital.
Shareka Jeffries, who shared a father with Fulton’s daughter Harris, said four other people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, but fled. Wednesday afternoon she said she had heard Fair had been captured, but didn’t know under what circumstances.
“It was a relief,” she said. “I’m just glad they found him so he can pay for what he’s done.”
On Monday morning during a court hearing a family member said she was willing to take care of Fulton’s three remaining children. Judge Cindy Lederman then ordered the surviving kids to undergo grief therapy. She also demanded that the Florida Department of Children & Families study their living conditions.
A candlelight vigil was scheduled in front of the family’s home Wednesday night. Jeffries said the family was trying to finalize funeral plans and was hoping one would take place at a South Miami-Dade church on Saturday.