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Man arrested and charged in shooting of woman killed in Miami

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26-year-old Victor Pino 26-year-old Victor Pino
Anshamere Cephus Anshamere Cephus

MIAMI (WSVN) -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 28-year-old mother of four who was shot and killed, Wednesday morning.

According to police, 26-year-old Victor Pino was arrested and charged with second degree murder of Anshamere Cephus, also known as "Shay".

Pino was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence. Police have not confirmed what relationship Pino and Cephus had.

A witness nearby explained what he saw. "I just heard a whole bunch of shots and I just saw somebody running away from, I guess, what was a dead body lying in the street right now," said Ricardo Deleoa.

Cephus was gunned down around 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. Her body was found near her sport utility vehicle in the area of North Miami Avenue and Northeast 15th Street. "Crazy, here one second and basically gone the next," said Cephus' brother, Jay.

Deleoa said he heard the gunfire and saw the shooter running from the scene. "Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, non-stop, like one behind the other. It wouldn't stop," he said. "He passed by a whole bunch of security guards with a gun open and I guess they didn't want to chase him, because they felt the danger."

The woman's license plate led police to her apartment in the 300 block of Northwest 22nd Street in Miami, where they found four children, ages ranging from nine months to 9 years old, home alone. Those four children are now staying with relatives. "It didn't set in yet. I don't think ... we're not telling them directly but I don't think it set in," said Jay Cephus. "I don't know at this moment."

Wednesday afternoon at the Rainbow CDC Summer Camp where Cephus' children attended, counselor Paulette Jackson was shocked to hear the news. "It's very sad that they that had to take the child's mother away from them because now those kids don't have a mother right now," said Jackson.

Family members arrived at Cephus' home Wednesday afternoon to collect her belongings and those of her children.

The Department of Children and Family does have an open investigation. Neighbors also said police had previously been called to the home for domestic violence issues. "She had a restraining order," said Cobb. "Everytime something would happen, she would call the police."

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