Father kills 1-year-old in murder-suicide, deputies say

7-year-old boy also shot, listed in critical condition


DANIA BEACH, Fla. – A father shot his two children, killing one of them, in an apparent murder-suicide in Dania Beach, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said Timothy Hollis, 32, and his 1-year-old daughter, Kalila, were found dead on the sidewalk about 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Dania Beach Boulevard and Southwest Eighth Avenue.

His 7-year-old son, Timothy Hollis Jr., was found in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound. The boy was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Deputies said Timothy Hollis and the children's mother, Lashunda Bowers, 34, got into a fight inside their home before they drove to a relative's home.

Bowers ran inside to get help but then heard gunfire. When she went outside, she found her children and their father shot.

Timothy Jr. remains at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective James Hayes at 954-321-4231. Anonymous tips can be made to Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.