Man arrested in killing of Las Vegas woman in Milwaukee; toddler missing


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Dariaz Higgins, right, is accused of killing his daughter’s mother in Milwaukee. The child, Noelani Robinson, is pictured at left.

Published Wed, Mar 13, 2019 (7:15 p.m.)

Updated Wed, Mar 13, 2019 (10:30 p.m.)

Milwaukee police on Wednesday night announced they arrested a fugitive wanted in the slaying of a Las Vegas woman in that city, but the victim’s and his 2-year-old daughter — believed to be abducted by him — remains missing.

On Wednesday morning, Dariaz Higgins — and another suspect accused of “harboring and aiding” him — were taken into custody about two miles from Monday’s fatal shooting scene, the Milwaukee Police Department said on Twitter.

Officials on Tuesday issued an Amber Alert for Noelani Robinson. A day before, her mother, Sierra Robinson, was gunned down in Milwaukee, police said. A second woman also was wounded, according to reports.

Authorities on Tuesday charged Higgins, 33, with first-degree murder in the death of the 23-year-old woman, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Higgins was the former pimp of the two shooting victims, the surviving woman told authorities, according to the newspaper.

Robinson in February broke off the relationship and left her daughter with Higgins, who was the father, before she moved to Las Vegas, the Sentinel said. Higgins, who was living in Miami, agreed to meet Robinson in Milwaukee — where he’s from — to return the toddler to her.

The two shooting victims met him on Monday and he began to drive them to where he said the child had been staying, the newspaper said. Higgins drove to an apartment building, and when he three got out of the vehicle, he opened fire on the women.

Milwaukee police continue “to use all available resources to find Noelani,” the agency said on Twitter.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to not make contact with him, but to call 911. To contact Milwaukee police, call 414-935-7022.

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