One night, Darontay arrived at the crack house to make a delivery. Shades saw that Barbara was nearby, writing down Shades license plate. Shades then found out that Darontay threatened Barbara to leave the house.
The day that Barbara and her son, Jeff, were killed, Shades was at the crack house getting high. Suddenly, Detective Vic Mackey broke in with Officer Julien Lowe. Mackey threw him in the couch and, while pointing a gun at him, inquired about the deaths of the Hisks. Threatened, Shades told him about Darontay's feud with Barbara.