A man identified as Eddie Harris shot his wife of 33 years to death and attempted to commit suicide afterwards in the presence of their grandchildren a week after he took to Facebook to accuse her of cheating.
According to the Daily Mail, Eddie Harris allegedly shot and killed Shanica Harris, his high school sweetheart, inside of their Liberty home on Saturday, September 28.
According to friends and family, the couple had been together since they were 15 and shared five children and multiple grandchildren.
Harris shared a posts about his suspicions on his wife cheating on him, last week. On the day of the murder, Eddie posted on Facebook that his wife brought one of her boyfriends to their home.
In a statement by the Miami-Dade police, it was reported that Eddie Harris had a rifle in his hand when he had a stand-off against SWAT officers. The grandchildren who witnessed the murder of their grandmother are aged 6 and 9. They were escorted out of the house by Special Response Team members. The children were unharmed.
Upon entering the home, investigators found Shanica’s body and Eddie suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after his stand off with police.
Eddie was transported to the Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center for treatment. His condition is currently unclear.
Shanica, before her death, thanked her husband for buying a new silver Mercedes Benz but complained about the color.
Her sister, Thomasina Goddard, said Harris was very controlling and endangered the safety of his grandchildren.
Thomasina said: He barricaded himself in the house and kept my sister at blood death, with my grandniece and grandnephew in the house. My sister was the sweetest girl you would’ve know. She worked very hard for her kids and family”