Defenseless Father Killed Protecting Daughter from two “beasts” who broke into home

A grieving widow is asking for the public’s help after her husband was gunned down during a home invasion while trying to protect their 11-year-old daughter.

“He was my husband of 16 years. He loved me and the kids,” said Shekila Stewart, with tears streaming down her face.


She told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “He meant everything to me. I never thought he was going to die. If anyone knows something, please come forward. He didn’t deserve this.”

“Was it like your husband to do anything to defend his family?” asked D’Oench.

“Yes,” said Stewart.

Police say that just before midnight Wednesday, two armed men burst into Harris’s home in the 4300 block of NW 16th Avenue, demanding cash. Stewart and her 11-year-old daughter were asleep at the time.

Harris’s mother-in-law, Annie Streeter, said, “When the mother came into the room, someone put a gun to her head and made the father get down on the floor.” Harris’s cousin, Arnica Perez, said “When one of the gunmen tried to go to the daughter’s room, that’s when they wrestled and they struggled and he shot him.”


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