Love triangle leads to death of Miami-Dade corrections officer, detectives say

Brian Fairweather, 29, ordered held in jail without bond

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A love triangle led to the killing of a Miami-Dade corrections officer, authorities said.

The mother of Daveon Hall, 40, found him shot to death Jan. 29 inside his Pembroke Pines apartment after he failed to show up for work.

According to an arrest report, Hall's neighbor, Tracey Vassall, told detectives that she and Hall began dating in early January. Her husband, Brian Fairweather, 29, from whom Vassall said she was separated, was arrested Tuesday in connection with Hall's death.

Detectives said Fairweather learned about the new relationship and confronted Hall days before his death.

Vassall told police that Fairweather spent the night at her home in the Arium Apartments the night before the shooting. She said she dropped him off at the complex's gate in the morning.

Surveillance video shows two men wearing hoodies walking between two buildings in the direction of Hall's apartment before the shooting.

Detectives first interviewed Fairweather on Feb. 9 and said they were told that a friend known as "Indian" gave him a ride to a Miramar home where he rents a room.

Police said Fairweather admitted that he knew about his estranged wife's new relationship and said he was fine with it.

According to the report, detectives interviewed Fairweather's friend, who also goes by TK, and said TK denied driving Fairweather to the Miramar home.

Fairweather was arrested after multiple witnesses came forward and told police that Fairweather and an acquaintance confessed to shooting Hall four times and stealing multiple guns from his apartment.

Vassall told police that Fairweather owns a revolver, which he is known to always carry, detectives said.

A medical examiner determined that Hall died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said the only gun used in the shooting was a revolver.

The guns stolen from Hall's home have not been recovered.

Fairweather appeared Wednesday in court, where he was ordered to be held in jail without bond.

No other arrests have been made in the case.

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