Jamaica man accused of brutally killing his wife and 10-year-old daughter with a machete has been arrested after a three-day manhunt.
Miami Gardens police said officers found 57-year-old Noel Chambers hiding near a Fire Station 38 in the 500 block of Northwest 199th Street just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.
ment presence,” Miami Gardens police Chief Delma K. Noel-Pratt said.
Chambers faces charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
The grisly attacks took place Saturday night at an apartment complex on Northwest 177th Street near Seventh Avenue.
Police said Chambers killed his wife Lorrice Harris and daughter Shayla Chambers after Harris told him she was leaving him. The couple’s adult daughter, 29-year-old Shanalee Chambers, was also attacked by Chambers, but she is expected to survive, police said.
“We have justice for Lorrice Harris and Shayla Chambers and Shanalee Chambers,” Noel-Pratt said.
Chambers was questioned by Miami Gardens police for several Tuesday night. Chambers is currently being held without bond in Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correction Center.
Ashley Anderson, Harris’ daughter, said the family was relieved that Chambers had been apprehended.
“We can finally be at peace. My sister she can finally rest. We just were just so happy,” said Anderson said.
Ernie Saunders, Harris’ brother, added, “Now we can focus on what’s important — sticking to the family, preparing for what’s coming next, preparing for the funeral.”