The wife of one Colorado man who was killed while trying to protect his son from 1 year of a gunman at an outdoor restaurant in Miami Beach, recalled her husband's last moments as he pleaded with the suspect before he was shot.
Karina Olguin said WPLG-TV that she wants 21-year-old Dustin Wakefield to be remembered as a hero and an " amazing and loving father. "The couple were from Colorado and had dinner with proches. at La Cerveceria restaurant around 6:30 p.m. last week, when the gunman, identified as Tamarius Davis, 22, approached the toddler.
Wakefield stood in front of the shooter to protect his son, family members said.
Dustin Wakefield, 21 years old, and his son.Colorado protected a gunman's child before he was killed while dining at an outdoor restaurant in Miami Beach, his family said. (Angela Wakefield)
"Dustin was begging for his life ", remembers Olguin. "He was like, 'I have a son, please, he's only 1 year old.
"I was like, " Dust off the baby ". I screamed " said Olguin. "Dustin got up, I got Eli and took him to my grandma's house. He was right behind me," she said of the shooter.
"I remember her leaving. It was quick," she added.
Davis reportedly opened fire, sending clients running for their lives. The Georgia resident, who reportedly told police he was mushroom high and felt empowered, was later seen dancing. .
The child, Elijah, was not injured.
Tamarius Blair Davis Jr. Davis Jr., 22, of Norcross, Ga., told investigators he shot Dustin Wakefield, 21, on Tuesday night because he "was rich in mushrooms, which made him feel empowered, "according to his arrest report. (Miam Police Departmenti-Dade via AP)
During the interview with Olguin, Elijah can be heard saying "Papa " when he sees his photo.
Davis was quickly arrested after the shooting and reportedly confessed to the murder. He is accused of murder and being held without bail.
"In memory of my son, I ask: Do something right like he would " said Wakefield's mother, Lora. "Smile at a stranger, hug someone. See the person in front of you. Really see them. Don't let this world desensitize you to what love is.