The manhunt continued Thursday for a man accused of killing a woman and her teen daughter outside their North Lauderdale home.
An arrest warrant was issued for 34-year-old Andre Odaine Anglin after a Wednesday morning shooting that claimed the lives of the two victims, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.
Friends have identified the woman as Jennifer Bellony and the girl was her 15-year-old daughter, and said the suspect is Bellony's ex-husband and the father of the teen.
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"He shot the momma first and they said when the girl hollared, that’s when he turned the gun," one neighbor said.
According to court records, Bellony accused Anglin of threatening to kill her, and had gotten a temporary domestic violence restraining order against him.
But they were soon dismissed after she didn't follow through and seek to make them permanent, records showed.
“I know he was seeking help and we did our best to help him, we did our best but she did not want to be with him, she did not want to have a relationship with him anymore, all the trauma, all the abuse that she’s been through,” said Balanda Bellony, Jennifer's aunt.
Family friends said Anglin and Bellony were high school sweethearts but had gotten divorced.
"Jennifer is a great soul. Jennifer is a great person, a great mom. If you come to Jennifer for anything, she will help you," friend Anne Corvil said.
Balanda Bellony said her and Jennifer were like sisters. They were the same age, both raised in Margate and attended the same schools.
“She had a humble heart, was always there for us," Balanda Bellony said. “She was loving. You could call Jennifer at four o’clock in the morning she’d be able to help you. She was strong, just like her mother, even when she was going through a hard time, she found a reason to laugh."
Jennifer also had two young sons. Family members say the two were both in the car ready to go to school when their mother and sister were shot dead.
“She dropped her book bag and her brother’s book bag trying to run for her life and he still found a way,” Balanda Bellany said.
Authorities said they don't have a last known address for Anglin, but said he frequents the Margate area.
A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to Anglin's arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.