In a heartbreaking story from Miami Beach, Florida a young Father, Dustin Wakefield, 21 was shot and killed while defending his one-year-old child from a crazed gunman, allegedly high on psychedelic mushrooms who approached the Wakefields who were dining at the restaurant, apparently at random. Dustin stood between his child and the gunman and was shot fatally multiple times at near point-blank range right in front of his son. Witnesses and cell phone video confirm that the murderer: Tamarius Blair Davis, 22, of Norcross, Georgia, then proceeded to dance over Dustin’s body as he lay dying.
A gunman walked into a Miami Beach restaurant and fatally shot a tourist who was protecting his 1-year-old son.
— ABC 27 (@abc27) August 25, 2021
“This guy came in with a gun, waving it, saying ‘It’s time to die.’ He pointed the gun at his son and Dustin said, ‘He’s only a boy,’” his uncle, Mike Wakefield, told the newspaper.
“Dustin stood up between the gunman and the baby and he shot him. He shot him multiple times on the ground.”
The Associated Press reported that Davis confessed his crime to authorities after his dramatic arrest shortly after in a nearby alley telling police that he “was high on mushrooms, which made him feel empowered,”
Additional video uncovered after showed that Davis attempted to shoot another unarmed person in the parking lot outside the restaurant mere minutes before he would encounter the Wakefields and murder Dustin in cold blood. Witnesses at the scene described Davis as smiling and laughing throughout the brutal attack according to The Blaze.
Family Says He Was A Loving Father To The Very End
Dustin’s uncle Mike Wakefield told the Miami Herald that his nephew, who worked in construction, “was the kindest kid. He loved his family. He loved being a dad.” Dustin Wakefield in a split-second moment of incredible courage made the heartbreaking choice that while many can relate to, only parents can truly understand. His murder was as senseless as it was horrific, a drug-fueled act of inconceivable cruelty and violence. But Dustin’s sacrifice was not in vain.