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Charged and on the run: Police seek Dariaz Higgins for killing woman, abducting toddler

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Dariaz Higgins

MILWAUKEE -- Homicide charges were filed Tuesday, March 12 against a man accused in connection with a double shooting that prompted an Amber Alert on Monday. The shooting happened near 91st and Mill Monday afternoon, and by Monday night, the Amber Alert was issued for a missing 2-year-old girl.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office has charged Dariaz Higgins with the fatal shooting of Sierra Robinson, 24, and wounding another.

Higgins, 34, faces the following criminal charges:

  • First degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety, use of a dangerous weapon

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to 91st and Mill just after 1 p.m. on Monday. They located Sierra Robinson -- who was fatally shot. Another woman, 28, was lying on the ground. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Sierra Robinson, Noelani Robinson, Dariaz Higgins

The woman who was wounded spoke to police after getting treatment. The criminal complaint indicated she said she knew Higgins as "DL" -- and had known him for seven years. She indicated Sierra Robinson had been "messing around" and Robinson became pregnant -- and that "DL and Sierra stayed together with their child, Noelani."

The complaint noted Higgins was formerly the women's "pimp."

Shooting near 91st and Mill

The complaint indicated in February, "Sierra no longer wanted to be with DL and she moved to Las Vegas, leaving the child with DL." But once in Las Vegas, Robinson tried to get Noelani back from Higgins. Eventually he agreed to give Noelani back to Robinson -- and on Saturday, March 9, "Sierra flew back to Milwaukee."

According to the criminal complaint, Higgins agreed to let Robinson have Noelani on Monday. They were set to meet near 22nd and Fond du Lac. The woman who was wounded in the shooting told police she went with Robinson for this meeting -- but the child was not with Higgins. Instead, the complaint said the "three of them drove around, smoking weed, drinking and talking about old times." The woman told police she noticed Higgins had "a small, mini Draco AK style rifle in the driver's map pocket."

Shooting near 91st and Mill

The complaint indicated Higgins finally drove to an apartment building near 91st and Mill Road and "he told them that was where Noelani was." The woman and Robinson were walking ahead of Higgins to the apartment when the woman said she heard gunshots. The woman said she "immediately felt pain to her stomach and she looked back and saw DL holding the Draco with two hands shooting at her and Sierra." After the shooting, Higgins got back into the SUV and drove away.

FOX6 News spoke with the sister of the 28-year-old woman wounded in this incident.

Shapayl Parker

"My sister is lying in the hospital, but we can't deal with our pain because this baby is more important right now. This baby is the seed of everything. This baby has to come home," said Shapayl Parker.

Again, Higgins remains on the run -- and is believed to have 2-year-old Noelani Robinson.

"I'm asking everybody to share those photos with everyone they know, in an effort to gain some type of insight on where the suspect is," said MPD Assistant Chief Steve Caballero on Tuesday.

Higgins has connections to other states, including Florida. Police said he was arrested in Minnesota in February.

"We are asking Mr. Higgins to take her and drop her off some place safe -- a family member's house, a fire station, a hospital. Any place safe," said MPD Captain Thomas Casper.

Anyone with information concerning Higgins' whereabouts is urged to call Milwaukee police.

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