New information on man accused of fatally shooting 2 relatives - FOX 10 News | myfoxphoenix.com

New information on man accused of fatally shooting 2 relatives

Posted: Updated:
FerDarius Shine FerDarius Shine
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Ferdarius Shine allegedly shot and killed his own grandmother and aunt in cold blood before turning a 0.40 caliber handgun on his seven-year-old daughter and riding away on a bicycle.

"Over ten years I've been knowing him and never known him to have a mental condition.  So they need to do more backgrounds before they just release gun permits to anyone," said Evelyn Sherman, the child's grandmother.

A source close to the investigation confirmed Shine applied for his concealed carry permit in 2010.  It wasn't scheduled to be renewed until 2015.  Shine was allegedly off his meds.  It's the hospital's responsibility to notify the state of people suffering mental breaks, but police told me at this stage of the investigation it doesn't look like that happened.  That's why Shine's mental history wasn't a factor when police ran his name through their database for a rash of petty crimes he was arrested for in the past.

"If you feel like you can't take the stress of being a parent, take the child to the police station or give it to another relative," said Kelly Jones, the girl's mother.  "All this violence has to stop.  They [are] killing our generation.  Like this is our future."

Seven-year-old Amera Shine, who already suffers from a muscular disorder, has a long road to recovery.  Her elbow was shattered and the injuries to her intestines required immediate surgery.

"She's pulling through.  She's responding," Jones explained.  "She can't talk yet or open her eyes, but she can hear you.  She can nod her head, squeeze your hand.  She's doing really great."

"The last thing she said before they put her out was 'Granny, why did me daddy shoot me?'"

Police told me Shine lost his house and moved in with his grandmother.  He grew anxious when he became unable to pay for his daughter's medication.

Sources said he had not worked in more than six months.  A statement from the City of Detroit's Human Resources Department said, "Mr. Shine was a Vehicle Operator 1 with the Detroit Public Works Department.  His employment began in April 2008.  It ended in June 2012, when he resigned."

On February 15, police said Shine walked into his grandmother's home, mumbled something no one understood and then opened fire.  His aunt and grandmother were pronounced dead on the scene.

"I hate that he killed his grandmother and his aunt.  My sympathy goes out to his family, as well," Sherman said.

  • Maurielle LueMaurielle LueMore>>

  • Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:20 GMT
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
  • Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Detroit teen recovering after basketball accident at park

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:51:50 GMT
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.
    A Detroit teen is seriously hurt after an accident at a Detroit park. He has a long road to recovery ahead, but has a strong support system that isn't giving up hope.

  • Marygrove College president wants to help child immigrants

    Marygrove College president wants to help child immigrants

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:37:56 GMT
    The immigration crisis at the border continues to make its way to Michigan. Now, the president of Marygrove College says he wants to provide resources to help child immigrants from Central America.
    The immigration crisis at the border continues to make its way to Michigan. Now, the president of Marygrove College says he wants to provide resources to help child immigrants from Central America.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Rescue mission offers second chance to those who need it most

    Rescue mission offers second chance to those who need it most

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:39:11 GMT
    Mark Jones whips up a quick house salad with bacon, and he does it with pride.Not long ago -- he was homeless and living in a shelter. Now, thanks to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries -- he has big news to share."I just got hired in on the 21st," Jones said.A full time job cooking in the kitchen at Cornerstone Bistro in Highland Park. He completed a 12-week training program which includes passing the state certification exam. And the 48-year-old has plenty of specialties."I cook lasagne, gumb...
    Mark Jones whips up a quick house salad with bacon, and he does it with pride.Not long ago -- he was homeless and living in a shelter. Now, thanks to Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries -- he has big news to share."I just got hired in on the 21st," Jones said.A full time job cooking in the kitchen at Cornerstone Bistro in Highland Park. He completed a 12-week training program which includes passing the state certification exam. And the 48-year-old has plenty of specialties."I cook lasagne, gumb...
  • Recycled car program helps those in need

    Recycled car program helps those in need

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:16:24 GMT
    "Life has been a struggle for me since I was little," said Debra Gregory. "(It) continues to be very hard." For years, abusive relationships and a string of domestic issues kept Gregory from owning her own car and moving forward. But today all that changed -- thanks to charitable organizations like 1-800 charity cars.Gregory was chosen by the charitable organization which works with the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program to donate vehicles to those in need."I can go to the do...
    "Life has been a struggle for me since I was little," said Debra Gregory. "(It) continues to be very hard." For years, abusive relationships and a string of domestic issues kept Gregory from owning her own car and moving forward. But today all that changed -- thanks to charitable organizations like 1-800 charity cars.Gregory was chosen by the charitable organization which works with the National Auto Body Council's Recycled Rides program to donate vehicles to those in need."I can go to the do...
  • Undercover agents at murdered Armada teen's funeral

    Undercover agents at murdered Armada teen's funeral

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:07:12 GMT
    A community, clad in pink, gathered Friday for the funeral of the murdered Armada teen, April Millsap.
    A community, clad in pink, gathered Friday for the funeral of the murdered Armada teen, April Millsap.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices