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Police: 5-year-old fighting for his life after being shot by father

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On Wednesday, investigators with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office found 30 year old Tiffany Bozeman, her 3 year old daughter, Gabrielle Menefee, and 5 year old son, Davieon Menefee, shot inside their apartment.  Tiffany and Gabrielle both died.  Davieon is alive but is temporarily paralyzed. 

"It's hard to understand when we see something like this why anyone could point a gun at a 5 year old and a 3 year old child and especially one that is their own," said Chief Deputy Randy Christian with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office. 

Police say the family was shot on Tuesday night.  Davieon suffered a gunshot wound to the neck.  He was rushed to the hospital after he and his family members were found Wednesday morning. 

"It's a tough time for that little guy to try and reason what happened to him," said Christian. 

After shooting his family, police say Brandon Menefee drove to Fairfield and took his own life. 

"The handgun recovered in that victim's car was a .40 caliber which was consistent with the shell casings we found at the double-murder and attempted-murder," said Christian. 

ABC 33/40 also learned that Tiffany and Brandon recently split up which police believe may have led to the deadly crime. 

"We believe all of that culminated in him to shoot the mother of his children and his two children," said Christian. 

The county coroner is expected to complete examinations by Thursday, which police say will give them a better indication as to how many times Tiffany and Gabrielle were shot. 

Now, all eyes are on Davieon as family, friends, and strangers pray for his recovery. 

 

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