Police have made an arrest after a mother of four was found shot to death on a Miami street Wednesday morning.
Victor Lamont Pino was arrested in connection with the death of Anshamere Cephus, whose body was found lying in the street by her car in the 1500 block of N. Miami Avenue, Miami Police said.
Pino, 26, was charged with second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence, police said. He was being held without bond follwing a court appearance Thursday and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.
According to an arrest report, witnesses saw Pino and Cephus arguing at the scene of the shooting. Neighbors said they heard several shots fired sometime around 1 a.m.
“Constantly they kept coming like boom, boom, boom, like one behind the other one," Ricardo Deleon said. "It wouldn't stop."
Cephus had 12 gunshot wounds when police found her body, the report said.
Family members of Pino contacted police after the shooting and said Pino told them he killed the mother of his child, the arrest report said.
Pino told police that he was arguing with Cephus and she went to get a gun from under the seat of a car but he grabbed it and "cannot remember what happened afterwards," the report said.
Witnesses said they saw Pino standing over Cephus firing the gun.
Pino said he woke up in an abandoned house several hours later but didn't recall where the firearm was, the report said.
Officials said the woman's children, who range in age from 18 months to 9 years old, were with family members early Wednesday.
Cephus lived at an apartment building near the scene of the shooting. Neighbors there said she was a hard-working, caring mother.
"She has four kids, three boys and a little baby girl," Mayra Dones said. "She's a nice person, a working mom. It’s so sad because she’s a really good mom."
Miami-Dade court records showed Cephus had obtained a restraining order against Pino in February 2013 related to domestic violence.
Judge Cindy Lederman ordered that none of the fathers have contact wiht the children. DCF also ordered counseling for the children.