Devoted Dad Killed Protecting 11-Year-Old Daughter From Harm (VIDEO)

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hero dadA dad is being hailed a hero after he died protecting his daughter on Tuesday. Maurice Harris was fatally shot around midnight when two "beasts", as Miami police are calling them, burst into the home he shared with his wife of 14 years and his 11-year-old daughter.

Allegedly, two heavily armed men busted their way inside and ordered Harris on the ground with his hands on his head. Then, when the guys made their way to the door of the bedroom in which his daughter was sleeping, Harris got up.

He started fighting with the intruders, and a gun went off, killing Harris, who was 34 years old.

After the shot was fired, the beasts ran away.

Harris did what any devoted and loving father would do if he saw adult men with guns barging toward their sixth grade daughter's bedroom. He stood up, fought, and gave every last breath trying to protect his family.

Who knows what these bad guys were after or what they were thinking, but my theory is after the gun went off, they had to run, since the sound of the blast would surely wake every neighbor. The houses, in this case, are extremely close to one another and after the shot was fired, the intruders likely knew they had to get out of there before someone called 911 and the police arrived. Harris, therefore, scared them off and saved his wife and daughter, who were unharmed.

His mother-in-law explained that he was the type of man who would give his life to save his family and I'd be willing to bet he was happy to do so knowing that it saved his loved ones from imminent danger.

Miami police have very little info on the "beasts" but I hope that soon enough, they're brought to justice. It's what everyone, including this hero dad, wants more than anything.

Would you have done the same thing if you were in this dad's shoes?




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ms_da... ms_danielle_j

they couldn't find a better picture of this guy then a club pic???

Pinkmani Pinkmani

People like this get on my last fucking nerve! They break into a home, looking for something that does NOT belong to them. Then when they shoot the guy, they run away like pussycats. They have the balls to break into a home, but they don't have the balls to confess what they did to the cops.

Couldn't the family submit a better picture?

Stink... Stinkydog

I imagine his family is probably busy grieving this incredibly brave man to worry about which picture is going to satisfy the internet morons who have nothing better to do than superficially judge others.

Vegeta Vegeta

What's wrong with the picture? It's probably just the way everyone knew him. I think it's a nice picture.

kelti... kelticmom

What's wrong with the picture? I see a happy man, with his wife, having a good time. Should there be a suit and tie pic? Is it because he has a grill, or holding alcohol? Give me an effing break. 

Blues... Blueshark77

That is so sad. Brave, brave dad.

Todd Vrancic

Maybe the picture is his wife's favorite one of him.  Maybe it's the only recent pic she could find when she was asked for one.  Who cares?  The picture shows him happy.

tuffy... tuffymama

That poor woman and that little girl! I can't even stand shit like this. It just eats at me to know things like this happen. I'm so glad that child was saved from Lord only knows what, but it sure would be nice for her Daddy to be around, too. I would be lost for at least a little while if DH died, especially in such a manner as this. I hope they have a loving support system. I hope those bastards pay for this. I hope they meet their fate, painfully, before the cops get them.

TeamT... TeamTARDIS

This picture proves that you don't have to be a suit and tie type of guy to love your family and give everything to protect them. 

ARealist ARealist

Mr. Harris is a True his life to save that of his wife and daughter. Thank you for sharing this most shocking story. I would do the same.

To the 'beasts' You will surely Burn in Hell!

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