Nikeya Shumake: Wisconsin woman dodges death after being shot 14 times by ex-BF, shows footage
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN: A 32-year-old woman from Milwaukee has managed to defy death after being shot 14 times by her ex-boyfriend, who is now on the run. Nikeya Shumake got into an argument with her ex Askia Strong, 32, after which the latter decided to pin her down and pierced her body with more than a dozen bullets. However, in what can be easily considered as the rarest of escape, Nikeya lived on. The couple were together for 17 years and were raising their three children together.
The incident was captured in a surveillance footage, showing "Strong firing several times while Shumake was on the ground before he ran off. The suspect is yet to be held and is on lose, most probably hiding out with family in Chicago, Illinois, or Indiana. Strong's current profile is of ‘wanted for attempted murder.'"
“He just kept shooting and I fell to the ground, and laid there and let him keep shooting until he was done. I would like the whole video to be played so people can understand from my point of view and from my kids’ point of view,” Shumake shared with CBS 58.
The footage shows the incident witnessed by their children, Jermiyah, Askia Jr and Zamiyah, in which one of them alleged to be throwing something at their father, and the other two simply screaming and jumping around in an attempt to make him stop.
The survivor said, “My oldest, she screamed out in anger. She just wanted it to stop, she said,” trying to hold back the flood of emotions. Though, firstly it looks like he is stopping and running away but only to come back and fire several other rounds.
Shumake shared why things got out of hand and to certain extreme level, “I made life easy for him, that he couldn't accept that life was about to get hard. I wanted me. I didn't want to always think what he want. If I am doing the right thing or making him happy, I want to think about me and my feelings,“ she shared. “Why would I live in fear? God don't want you to live in fear. He didn't let me live to live in fear.”
The victim is now asking for help from the public to get him arrested. Lately, the cases of domestic violence are rising, and there are a total of 80 homicide cases related to it last year in the state, claims End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. There have been 19 domestic violence homicides in Milwaukee, and many of the victims are Black women.