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Man arrested after killing father on Father's Day, police say

Marcus Sakers, 32, accused of fatally shooting father during fight

A Miami man is behind bars, accused of killing his father on Father's Day.
A Miami man is behind bars, accused of killing his father on Father's Day.

MIAMI – A 32-year-old man was arrested Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of his father on Father's Day, police said.

Marcus Sakers faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Miami police said Sakers fatally shot his 60-year-old father, Fedel Peake, during an altercation Sunday night.

According to an arrest affidavit, witnesses said Sakers and the victim got into an argument that turned physical. Both men fell to the ground during the fight. Witnesses tried to intervene when they heard several gunshots.

Marcus Sakers, 32, is accused of fatally shooting his father on Father's Day during a fight in Miami.

The victim rolled over and said, "You shot me," before losing consciousness, police said. He was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Sakers fled after the shooting, police said.

Police found Sakers early Monday outside a home on Northwest Second Avenue. Witnesses identified Sakers as the shooter.

Miami-Dade County court records show Saker's father filed a restraining order against his son in 2014.


About the Authors:

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.