Gunman allegedly high on mushrooms fatally shoots man, dances on top of victim

Source: Miami-Dade police; GoFundMe

Aug. 26 2021, Published 2:21 p.m. ET

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A man enjoying an evening out in Florida with his family was fatally shot and the alleged gunman reportedly danced on top of him after the incident.

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On Aug. 24 around 6:30 P.M., a South Beach police officer heard gunshots and saw the suspect, 22-year-old Tamarius Blair Davis Jr., of Norcross, Georgia, chasing after someone, an arrest report states.

The shooter then fired off several more shots, killing a man who was eating outdoors with his family at La Cerveceria on Ocean Drive.

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“So I’m sitting in the alley and I see the guy and he’s like talking. He drops his backpack and pulls a gun out and shoots and I’m thinking it’s time to go,” Timothy Burgess said, according to WFOR-TV.

Burgess tried to flee but, he said, the assailant was chasing him around a car.

Davis next allegedly targeted the second victim.

“There was a guy sitting at a table with all his family, kids and everything,” a witness said, according to WPLG. “He was right there. And he shot the guy like three times.”

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“After the shooting, he was dancing on top of the guy,” the witness noted.

The station identified the shooting victim as Dustin Wakefield, 21, of Colorado.

According to various reports, Wakefield was protecting his children when the shooting started. His family started a GoFundMe page in the wake of the shooting.

"With the tragedy that happened yesterday in Miami Dustin‘s family will be need all the help they can get thank you very much," the page read.

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As of Aug. 26, the fundraiser has raised nearly $200,000.

Police took Davis into custody after the shooting. He faces a second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder charge.

Davis allegedly confessed to the shooting and claimed he was high on mushrooms at the time, WPLG reported.


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