Emmanuel Morgan, 7, not scared of man accused of shooting him.

"Misses" his alleged shooter.


After nearly 2 weeks in the hospital, 7-year-old Emmanuel Morgan is back home and continuing to recover.

Port St. Lucie Police say the child was shot by his mother's boyfriend, Brandon Hawkins, in May.

The boy's mother, Jamie Young, said Hawkins was aiming at her when he shot Emmanuel instead.

Police say he also killed Emmanuel's step-grandfather, Levi Williams.

Emmanuel says he's glad to be back home, where he can play with his games.

"All I wanted to do was go home," Emmanuel said.

"I tell him I'm proud of him, he's strong. He's a very strong boy," his mother, Jamie Young, said.

Young says her son lost one of his kidneys as a result of his injuries and underwent about 5 different surgeries.

But, says he had a lot of support while in the hospital.

"I want to thank everybody for praying for me," Emmanuel said.

Dozens of people sent him cards, including students from various schools, the Boys and Girls Club and friends.

"I hope you feel better. I hope you feel better," Emmanuel read.

He also received an autographed NFL football from the San Francisco 49ers.

Now, a couple weeks after the shooting, Emmanuel says he is not scared of Hawkins. "Accidents happen… I miss him," Emmanuel said.

His 10-year-old sister, Tatyanna, also says she's okay. Police say Hawkins held a gun up to her head. "I would be very happy to see him again," Tatyanna said.

Young says she doesn't want her kids to live in fear of Hawkins in the future.

"I raise my kids not to have hate in their heart because how could you live with hate?" Young said.