MIAMI (CBS Denver)The next day, a GoFundMe campaign was set up for the family by Dustin Wakefield, the man from Castle Rock, Colorado, who was shot and killed while protecting his family from a perpetrator in Miami, donors raised nearly $ 215,000. That GoFundMe page was created by Wakefield’s uncle to help support the young family after the tragedy.
Wakefield was eating with his family at the La Cerveceria de Barrio restaurant in South Beach when a man fired three shots from just two feet away.
Family tells KCNC TV in Denver that Wakefield was on vacation with his wife and one-year-old son. As the perpetrator approached, Wakefield stepped in and said, “This is my son,” before being shot, a witness told WFOR TV in Miami.
Wakefield’s uncle, Michael Wakefield, told KCNC that he was a hero standing between the perpetrator, later identified as Tamarius Davis and his family.
“Dustin saved his family and innocent spectators by rising up against evil. Dustin you are a bright light to everyone you touched, you will definitely be missed. But never forget that you really are a hero, ”Wakefield said in a Facebook post.
An arrest report says Davis confessed to the shooting, says he was high on mushrooms and chose to randomly shoot two people because he felt empowered. The second victim was shot but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Davis faces several charges, including second-degree murder with a weapon and attempted murder. He is being held without charge in the Miami-Dade County Jail.
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