A Minnesota man, Dimitri Harrell, 21, has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of his 19-year-old fiancé, Samirra White.
According to Daily Mail, Harrell arrived at his St. Paul apartment early Easter morning around 3:40 a.m., which he shared with his fiancé and three-month-old daughter, Damirria.
Upon his arrival, the couple began to argue over his infidelity.
Apparently, Harrell had disappeared in the middle of the night several times before, which caused White to question his whereabouts as well as his loyalty to their relationship.
The loud shouting awoke White’s 16-year-old brother – whose name has not been released – who had been asleep in the adjacent room. After he heard his sister yell “Don’t point that gun at me!” a shot was heard.
The teen immediately ran into their bedroom and discovered his sister dead with a gun shot wound to the head. Harrell – who was holding his infant daughter in one arm and holding a gun in the other – told White’s brother that it was an accident and fled the scene.
When paramedics arrived, they pronounced the young mom died at the scene.
Harrell was later arrested after police discovered the gun that was used to kill White on one of his friends whose name has not been released. The friend stated that after the shooting, Harrell came to him and said: “Do something with this [the gun].”
While in custody, Harrell admitted to investigators that he purchased the gun a few days earlier, and would usually store it under his infant daughter’s mattress. But on that particular day, he carried it in his pocket.
Sometime during the couple’s argument, and for unknown reasons, Harrell tried to pull the gun out of his pocket and point it at his fiancé.
But he says while he was pulling the gun out of his pocket the gun went off, shooting his fiancé in the head.
Their infant baby was not injured during the shooting.
Sources say Harrell has other children by another woman, which he believes caused trust issues in his current relationship. But the suspect claims the mother of his other children filed a protection order against him. Apparently, during the time the woman was pregnant, he had assaulted her by shoving her onto a vehicle.
Harrell’s arraignment was held on Monday where he received one count of second-degree murder and a set bond of $200,000.
If he is convicted of the crime, he will face a maximum of 40 years in prison.