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Florida man shoots dead wife of 33 years before trying to take his own life’

A Florida man allegedly killed his childhood sweetheart and wife of 33 years in their home then tried to take his own life, all in front of their two young grandchildren, after he took to Facebook to accuse her of cheating.

Eddie Harris allegedly killed his wife Shanica Harris by shooting her dead inside their Liberty home on Saturday night. 

Over the past week Eddie posted several disturbing statuses on Facebook accusing his wife of infidelity. Just last week Shanica took to Facebook to flaunt the new silver Mercedes Eddie purchased for her but complained it wasn’t red.

On Saturday Eddie shared several posts saying Shanica brought her boyfriend into their home adding, ‘Shanica Harris got them trying to kill me’.   

The couple had been together since they were 15, according to their family and friends, and shared five children and several grandchildren.  

Florida man Eddie Harris shot his wife Shanica Harris (together above) dead on Saturday night, then shot him self but survived, Miami-Dade police say

The two had been together since they were 15 and married for 33 years. On Facebook this week he accused her of cheating on him

The two had been together since they were 15 and married for 33 years. On Facebook this week he accused her of cheating on him 

Shanica and Eddie pictured above at an event in honor of their late son Eddie Harris Jr who passed away in 2016

Shanica and Eddie pictured above at an event in honor of their late son Eddie Harris Jr who passed away in 2016

Miami-Dade police reported to the home around 8.51pm following calls about shots fired inside the residence at 6004 NW 23rd Ave, according to the Miami Herald.  

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 brand new Mercedes SUV packaged with a bright red bow on top as a gift from her husband. 

One week ago: On Saturday September 21 Shanica shared this post on Facebook flaunting the new Mercedes SUV Eddie bought her - but complained it wasn't red

One week ago: On Saturday September 21 Shanica shared this post on Facebook flaunting the new Mercedes SUV Eddie bought her – but complained it wasn’t red

Cheating: Just six days after buying her the Mercedes, he took to Facebook to accuse her of cheating saying 'I f**ked up buying this car for the wrong girl Shanica Harris'

Cheating: Just six days after buying her the Mercedes, he took to Facebook to accuse her of cheating saying ‘I f**ked up buying this car for the wrong girl Shanica Harris’

Regret: He said 'I wanted my money on that' in reference to buying her the expensive car

Regret: He said ‘I wanted my money on that’ in reference to buying her the expensive car

Calling her out: 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'

Calling her out: 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’

Day of the shooting: Eddie tweeted this the day of the shooting saying Shanica's new man was in the house trying to hurt him and his son

Day of the shooting: Eddie tweeted this the day of the shooting saying Shanica’s new man was in the house trying to hurt him and his son 

Last post: This is Eddie's last post before the shooting broke out. He claimed Shanica had people trying to kill him

Last post: This is Eddie’s last post before the shooting broke out. He 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 reported to the home around 8.51pm Saturday night following calls about shots fired inside the residence at 6004 NW 23rd Ave

Miami-Dade police reported to the home around 8.51pm Saturday night following calls about shots fired inside the residence at 6004 NW 23rd Ave

When cops arrived two men running from the home met them and said there were children inside and Eddie Harris had a rifle. Eddie and Shanica above

When cops arrived two men running from the home met them and said there were children inside and Eddie Harris had a rifle. Eddie and Shanica above

'He barricaded himself in the house and kept my sister at blood death, with my grandniece and grandnephew in the house,' Thomasina Goddard, Shanica's (above) sister, said

‘He barricaded himself in the house and kept my sister at blood death, with my grandniece and grandnephew in the house,’ Thomasina Goddard, Shanica’s (above) sister, said

This is the second tragedy to fall upon the Harris family in four years. Eddie Harris Jr was killed at 19 when he was shot dead while walking on the street on January 29, 2016

This is the second tragedy to fall upon the Harris family in four years. Eddie Harris Jr was killed at 19 when he was shot dead while walking on the street on January 29, 2016 

‘I wasted money on that,’ he said on the Mercedes car. Then he posted a picture of the car and said ‘I f**ked up buying this car for the wrong girl Shanica Harris.’

On Saturday, the day of the shooting, he took to Facebook to accuse her of trying to harm him and their son. 

‘Me and my son here alone she n****r trying to hurt me n my son,’ he wrote. 

His last status was ‘Shanicaharris got them trying to kill me.’ 

‘He barricaded himself in the house and kept my sister at blood death, with my grandniece and grandnephew in the house,’ Thomasina Goddard, Shanica’s sister, said to Local10. 

‘My sister was the sweetest girl you would’ve know. She worked very hard for her kids and family,’ she added. 

This is the second tragedy to fall upon the Harris family in four years. 

Eddie Harris Jr was killed at 19 when he was shot dead while walking on the street on January 29, 2016.    

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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