Florida man shoots dead childhood sweetheart wife of 33 years, shoots himself but survives – Eddie Harris killed his wife Shanica Harris on Saturday night, after accusing her of cheating
One week after he bought her a new Mercedes and she complained it wasn’t red Eddie Harris shot his wife Shanica Harris dead on Saturday night, at their home in Liberty, Miami-Dade
Harris killed his ‘wife of 33 years before trying to take his own life in front of their two grandchildren’ after accusing her of cheating on Facebook
The two had been together since they were 15 and married for 33 years have adult children and several grandkids
Police responded to a call about gunfire at their Liberty home at 8.51pm – SWAT member got into a standoff with Harris, allegedly armed with a rifle
Special responders were able to get the children six and nine, out and found Shanica dead inside the home and Eddie suffering an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound
He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center
A week earlier, Shanica, an employee of Miami-Dade transit was on Facebook flaunting the new Mercedes SUV her husband gifted her, but complained that he didn’t get it in her favorite color red
All week Harris was on accusing her of cheating in several posts, before he finally shot her
When cops arrived two men running from the home met them and said there were children inside and Eddie Harris had a rifle.
What ensued was a stand-off between SWAT officers and Eddie.
Special Response Team members were able to get two children, aged six and nine, out of the home through a window. Then they found a woman fatally shot and a man suffering an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.
He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Center. The children were unharmed in the incident.
Just last week Shanica Harris posted on Facebook, showing off her new Mercedes SUV packaged with a bright red bow on top as a gift from her husband.
‘I wanted my money on that’ Eddie wrote in reference to buying her the luxury auto
In the next set of tweets Eddie Harris shared a slew of tweets saying his wife was unfaithful and is ‘cheating on the train now, she playing sick on the job’
Narrowing down the field, Eddie Harris exposed his wife’s alleged cheating on Facebook, saying her lover drives a white impala around his home
Before the shooting on Saturday, Eddie had tweeted that Shanica’s new man was in the house trying to hurt him and his son
Delusional? In his last post Eddie’s claimed Shanica had people trying to kill him
‘Now he knows I love red cars!!! But OMG!!!!!! Why couldn’t I pick out my own car,’ she shared on Saturday September 21, showing off her new wheels but complaining about the color choice.
Exactly a week later she’d be dead.
Six days after Eddie bought his wife the luxury car, he took to Facebook to accuse her of cheating: ‘My wife Shanicaharris cheating on the train now she playing sick on the job,’ he posted on September 27.
According to social media she works for Miami Dade Transit.
The stream of Facebook statuses accusing his wife of infidelity continued.
‘Shanicaharris got a f**kboy rides n a white impala around my house,’ he wrote on Facebook.
Miami-Dade police on the scene after Eddie Harris shot and killed his wife Shanica on Saturday
Shanica and Eddie pictured above at an event in June honoring their late son Eddie Harris Jr who was shot and killed in 2016. He was 19.
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