MIAMI(CBSMiami) — There are new developments in the case of a 35-year-old Miami mother who was reportedly shot 13 times Monday night in front of her apartment.
Family members say jealousy is to blame.
The accused gunman, 30-year-old Terrell Robinson, apparently waited outside the apartment at 450 NW 73rd Terrace and began shooting when Shaqueenia Hanna drove up.
The shooting was witnessed by four of the six children, including daughter Ronnisha.
“I seen him shoot. That my mama. I wanted to run outside. I was just crawling to her and crying,” the youngster said.
Three of the children who were living with Robinson have been placed temporarily with their mother Kanetra Gilmore. A fourth child who was living with Robinson, who is still at large, has been placed with another family member after a hearing Wednesday afternoon at the Children’s Courthouse in Miami. Friends say that Robinson was the father of Hanna’s youngest child.
Gilmore told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that she felt compelled to step forward and help out, even though she is already taking care of three other children.
“I love my kids,” she said. “I love all of them. I love all of them so much and that is why I wanted to take care of them. I will do the best I can.”
Gilmore said she was determined to keep the children out of foster care. She said they are 8, 9 and 10-years-old and she is already caring for two 6-year-old twins and a 7-year-old child.
“These are the kids that I had with the dad and he is not here but I thank God that I am able to do this,” she said. “I realize this is a lot of responsibility and a lot of kids to care for but I am going to do this.”
Judge Ariana Fajardo Orshan said in court, “I am going to place the Robinson children with you on a temporary basis.”
She told Gilmore to be careful and to not have any contact with Robinson and said if he tried to enter her home, she should call police.
“Let me stress that you need to make good choices,” said the judge.
She said there would be another hearing at 11 a.m on October 4th that will review the status of the placement of the children.
Meantime, Hanna, 35, is recovering inside the Ryder Trauma Center.
“She’s alive, you know, she is fighting. I guess that’s the main thing, important that she is still fighting,” said family member Cierra Hanna.
Gilmore said, “I really do feel terrible about what happened. I am a mom and I lost my mother recently so I feel terrible. I wish her luck. This is something that should not have happened.”
Robinson has a criminal history, including charges for beating Hanna when she was pregnant. Relatives said he had sent texts threatening to kill her.
Miami Police said anyone who can help find Robinson should call them or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477). There is a reward of up to $3,000.
Police say when he is captured, Robinson will be charged with attempted first-degree murder.