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Miami Gardens Man Who Allegedly Killed Wife, Daughter in Custody After Manhunt

Noel Chambers, 57, arrested in murders of his wife and 10-year-old daughter

The man who allegedly killed his wife and 10-year-old daughter with a machete over the weekend was captured Tuesday after a days-long manhunt.

Miami Gardens police officials confirmed Noel Chambers, 57, was taken into custody after Fire Station 38 firefighters spotted him in front of their station around 6 p.m. and called police.

Chambers is facing murder charges in the killings of Lorrice Harris and Shayla Chambers. He's also facing an attempted murder charge after critically injuring his 29-year-old daughter in the attack.

Early Wednesday morning, cameras captured Chambers arriving to a Northwest Miami-Dade jail - wearing what looked like a white jumpsuit and no shoes while being escorted by officers from several agencies.

Chambers was booked into jail, where he was being held without bond. Attorney information wasn't available.

Family members responded to the news of the arrest early Wednesday.

"We can finally be at peace, my sister, she can finally rest," said Harris' daughter, Ashley Anderson. "We just, we're so happy."

Police responded to an assault report Saturday night in the 600 block of Northwest 177th Street, where they found the wife and daughter dead at scene.

Family members say Harris was killed a week before her birthday. She had also asked Chambers for a divorce a week earlier.

"This is not a human, this is a monster, and we need to get this monster off the street," Anderson said.

On Monday, police searched an abandoned building in Miami Gardens after receiving a tip that Chambers could be there. Hours later, officers found the building to be empty.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the victim's family.

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