11 Jan 2011
"The 17-year-old juvenile and his father were arguing. It started inside in the house," Officer Christopher Levy said. Police said the father, Travis Hawkins then got a 9mm gun and started shooting.
"He fired one shot at the floor of the inside of the house. The argument
then went outside. He discharged the second time in the air and then
actually after a third shot, then shot his son in the chest. When they
were outside, the son appears to have tried to take the gun away from
the dad when he shot him in the chest," Levy added. "It doesn't take much for him to snap and go off," the neighbor added.
Police said the argument should have never escalated to gunfire, and what
happened there wasn't the first crime Hawkins was accused of. "What we know about him is he actually has a history of domestic violence involving his children," Levy said.
Hawkins has a long arrest history dating back to the 90's including drug
charges and reckless endangerment.
And this fool was still walking on the streets WHY???
My bad, reading comp fail. The young man with the "lead poisoning" is the one arrested for the assault on Mallory, not his father.
I wouldn't pass judgment on whatever the girlfriend's actions were or weren't. Seems like an awfully violent family to have grown up in and survived (to this point).
With a good defense attorney, the assailant may get off light, due to trauma from his own domestic abuse and assault at the hands of his father.