Brandon Lamar Hawkins: No bond for man accused of shooting & killing man, injuring boy

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla.-- A judge has denied bond for the man accused in a shooting that killed a 69-year-old man and critically injured a 7-year-old boy.

Brandon Lamar Hawkins made his first appearance in court Thursday morning where he was granted a public defender.

Investigators said Hawkins went to a Port St. Lucie home on SW Kentwood Tuesday night with the intent of settling a score with the brother of his girlfriend.

Police say Hawkins shot at his girlfriend Jamie Young as she ran from the home; a bullet hit her 7-year-old son Emmanuel in the abdomen.

Investigators say Hawkins then went to an RV at the back of the property and got into an argument with 69-year-old Levi Williams, the boyfriend of Young's mother, and shot him in the head at least once.

Police found Hawkins at another girlfriend's home in Tradition.
"The only thing he had remorse for is the shooting of the 7-year-old. In reference to Mr. Williams and everything else he did he felt this was righteous... he felt justified," said Port St. Lucie Lt. Scott Beck said at a news conference Wednesday.

The 7-year-old is being treated at St. Mary's Medical Center.

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