Quandarius Frazier is behind bars for the murder of a 33-year-old woman, Stephanie Loyde, who was known to relatives and friends as “Nikki,” outside an apartment complex in Birmingham, Alabama.
At around 9:30 p.m. on July 30, 2017, police officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Sunrise Pointe apartments off of Oporto-Madrid Boulevard after receiving a 911 call about a shooting.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found Loyde dead in a nearby grassy area—she had been shot.
Another victim, Luther Ikner, was found at the bottom of a stairwell, suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to UAB Hospital with life-threatening injuries, but he survived.
Witnesses stated that Ikner and Loyde were confabulating with one another in the parking lot near their vehicles when Frazier approached them and said, “There you are. I got you.”
The trio exchanged words before Frazier opened fire.
During the trial, Loyde’s mother told AL that Frazier and Ikner were associates. She added that the pair were involved in a dispute involving another woman and that her daughter was “just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
It was reported that Loyde suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, which caused her to stop working as a certified nursing assistant and go on disability.
She, therefore, spent her time devoted to her daughter, Destiny, by taking her to school every morning, going with her on school field trips, throwing birthday parties, and spending quality time together.
“I loved my mama so much,” Destiny said. “She did so much stuff for me. When she got some money, she’d go to RedBox to get me a movie. I loved her so much. I’m the only child she got, and I miss her so much. I pray for her, and I wish she was here.”
Two months after Loyde was shot to death, Frazier was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail, where he was held on a $120,000 bond.
He was charged with murder and attempted murder.
In March 2019, Frazier was found guilty of the charges and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.