22-year-old Tadarrius Winters turned himself in to police after allegedly shooting the mother of his three children, and killing a man she worked with at an IHOP restaurant.
This incident occurred in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Mylik Butcher, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene. Destinee Franks, 21, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to the local CBS affiliate Butcher's father said,“My son was a happy son, a happy son,” says Mike Butcher, dissolving into tears. His 23-year-old son, Mylik Butcher, was killed Sunday afternoon by a man police say was angry about Butcher’s alleged involvement with the mother of his children."
Destinee told police that Tadarriusis, the father of her three children, broke into her phone and saw text messages that she and co-worker Mylik were exchanging.
Butcher's father continued in a statement, "“For somebody to shoot somebody in the side and walk over them and straight up shoot them 4 more times? Like an execution,” added Butcher, with tears pooling in his eyes. “You tell me that guy didn’t know what he was doing? Or he didn’t plan all of this?” He continued, “My son went out there to try and help the girl out,” says Butcher, “and he shot him four times. He just cold blooded kill my son.”
She said that a jealous Tadarriusis came to her place of work asking about text messages he saw. That's when he fired several shots at the couple, killing Butcher.
The local CBS affiliate also got a quote from Paige Flink, CEO of The Family Place “It’s the ultimate: if I can’t have you, no one’s going to have you,” says Flink. Flink says she is “deeply saddened” to still see so many women die trying to escape bad relationships– and that so often others are also wounded or killed. It is important, she says to have a plan."