Wednesday, August 6, 2014
"MIAMI GARDENS, FL — Police are investigating after three people were found dead in a home in northwest Miami-Dade County.
"Miami-Dade police were called to a shooting early Tuesday morning in the 5500 block of Northwest 193rd Lane.
"When officers arrived, they found two men and a woman dead inside the home.
"Police have not released the names of the victims, but Jeffrey Eskridge told [reporters] his 20-year-old son, Jeffrey Eskridge Jr., his son's mother, Valrie Davis, and her husband, Charlie Davis, were killed.
"`Valrie and Charlie (were) arguing and my son walked in and he was defending her and (Charlie) shot him,` Eskridge said.
"Police are calling the shooting a murder/suicide.
"Family members said Charlie Davis shot himself.
"The shooting took place in front of Eskridge Jr.'s 16-year-old half-sister, whose life was spared.
"`He told (her) that he loved her too much to kill her, so he was going to spare her,` Eskridge said. `She was hiding in the closet in her room.`"