24 year old Raeqwon Jay Hawkins, of Superior is now charged as being the shooter in a drive-by. The crime happened around 10:40 p.m. on June 17 in downtown Superior next to the public library building. Apparently before the shooting happened the victim and shooter had an altercation behind a bar on Tower Avenue.

FOX21 reports "According to the criminal complaint, Hawkins whipped a vehicle around at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Belknap Street before pulling out a Glock 9mm handgun to fire one shot at another man who was confronting him on foot by throwing an e-cigarette at the vehicle."

Thankfully the victim was not struck by the bullet. Apparently the mother of the victims child was in the back seat of the shooters vehicle at the time of the shooting.  Arresting Hawkins involved both the Superior and  Duluth Police Department.

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On July 9 the vehicle was spotted in Superior and one of the investigators noticed the man in the passengers vehicle to be the suspect wanted in the drive-by shooting. Superior Police say that same car fled a traffic stop with their officers earlier that day. The vehicle was involved in a brief chase over the Blatnik Bridge and the arrest happened in Duluth around 2pm.

Hawkins posted bail around 11pm Tuesday Night and was released from the St. Louis County Jail, If convicted he faces up to 12.6 years in prison.

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