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Shooting leaves mother, two children dead, family says. Suspect named

Nuckeria Harris, 19, left, and her mother, Takeeya Fulton, 39 after Harris' high school graduation earlier this year. Family members say both women were shot early Sunday in their home in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Nuckeria Harris, 19, left, and her mother, Takeeya Fulton, 39 after Harris' high school graduation earlier this year. Family members say both women were shot early Sunday in their home in Southwest Miami-Dade.

A mother and her two teenage children are dead after an early morning shooting Sunday in Southwest Miami-Dade, family members said.

Police confirmed that a homicide investigation is under way after shots were fired just before 4 a.m. in a home along Southwest 203rd Terrace and 115th Avenue.

Late Sunday night, police said they were looking for Antwon Lamar Fair, 32, in connection with the shootings. Fair was found guilty of a felony possession of a firearm in 2014, according to Miami-Dade County court records.

“The subject should be considered armed and dangerous,” police said.

Family members say the shots rang out after Takeeya “KeKe” Fulton, a 39-year-old mother of six, got into an argument with Fair, the father of three of her children.

Both Fulton and her daughter, Nuckeria “Keria” Harris, 19, were shot and died at the home. Two of Fulton’s sons were also shot and airlifted to Kendall Regional Hospital.

Corey “CJ” Bishop Jr., 17, later died at the hospital. Another boy, a 12-year-old, remains in stable condition, as of Sunday night. Fulton has three other young children, who were not injured.

A mother and her two teenage children are dead after an early morning shooting Sunday in Southwest Miami-Dade, family members said. A 12-year-old boy is in critical condition.

No arrests have been made.

“We’re investigating it to the fullest,” Miami-Dade police spokeswoman Robin Pinkard said. “It’s really early in the investigation.”

It was not clear Sunday night what Fair’s relationship was with the victims.

On the streets outside the home, family, friends and coworkers were camped out since early Sunday, speaking with police and mourning the loss of their loved ones. Even when it rained, they stayed outside, hugging and wiping away tears.

Around 4 a.m., 34-year-old Shareka Jeffries got the call that her younger half-sister, Harris, had been shot.

“I thought I was dreaming at first,” said Jeffries, who lives down the street. “I can’t believe this happened.”

She said her sister had just graduated from high school and was interested in joining the Army. It’s hard to believe that she’s gone, Jeffries said.

“I thought I saw this on TV,” she said, gesturing toward the police cars and crime scene tape. “This looks like some TV mess to me.”

Evette Woodard drove with friends to the neighborhood when she heard that her friend and coworker Fulton had been shot. The two women have been friends for more than 20 years as bus drivers with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, she said.

“She was a good person, real quiet, good heart,” Woodard said.

Woodard said while she knew Fulton got into arguments with her boyfriend, it was nothing more than the usual relationship bumps.

“I was shocked, so shocked,” she said. “Never in a million years would I have thought it would end this way.”

Fair was last seen in a white 2009 Chevy Impala with the license tag BDYW67. Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

Miami Herald reporter Carli Teproff contributed to this report.

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