Nearly $215,000 Raised In 1 Day For Family Of Dustin Wakefield, Man Shot Dead In Miami While Shielding Infant Son From Gunman

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August 27, 2021 astatine 10:43 pm

MIAMI (CBS Denver)– The time aft a GoFundMe run was created for the household of Dustin Wakefield, the antheral from Castle Rock, Colorado who was changeable and killed portion protecting his household from a gunman successful Miami, contributors raised astir $215,000. The GoFundMe page was created by Wakefield’s uncle to assistance enactment the young household aft the tragedy.

Wakefield was eating with his household astatine the La Cerveceria de Barrio edifice successful South Beach erstwhile a antheral fired 3 shots from conscionable 2 feet away.

Dustin Wakefield (credit: Facebook)

Family tells KCNC-TV successful Denver that Wakefield was connected abrogation with his woman and one-year-old son. When the gunman approached, Wakefield stepped successful the mode and said, “This is my son,” earlier helium was shot, a witnesser told WFOR-TV successful Miami.

Wakefield’s uncle, Michael Wakefield told KCNC that helium was a hero, lasting betwixt the gunman, aboriginal identified arsenic Tamarius Davis, and his family.

“Dustin saved his household and guiltless bystanders by lasting up successful the look of evil. Dustin you are a agleam airy for everybody you touched you volition decidedly beryllium missed. But ne'er forgotten you are genuinely a hero,” Wakefield said successful a Facebook post.

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An apprehension study states that Davis confessed to the shooting, saying helium was precocious connected mushrooms and chose to randomly sprout 2 radical due to the fact that helium felt empowered. The 2nd unfortunate was shot, but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Davis is facing respective charges, including second-degree execution with a limb and attempted murder. He is being held without enslaved astatine the Miami-Dade County Jail.

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