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8-year-old shot in Iberia Parish drive-by shooting dies from injuries

Charges upgraded to 14 counts Attempted 1st Deg. Murder, one count 1st Degree Murder
Jonas Hawk
Posted at 10:36 AM, Feb 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-15 13:10:17-05

The 8-year-old boy shot and injured in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday in Iberia Parish has died, according to IPSO Spokesperson Lt. Col. Wendell Raborn.

The boy, identified as Jamal Robinson, was the only person injured when Jonas Hawk, 26, shot rounds into a group of people outside a home on N. Neco Town Road.

Charges against Hawk will be upgraded to 14 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder and one count of First Degree Murder.

Investigators say the cause of the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute between Hawk and the 8-year-old's uncle.

KATC spoke with a neighbor on Wednesday who said she has lived on N. Neco Town Road for 15 years and has never feared for her safety until now.

READ MORE: Neighbor concerned about safety after drive-by shooting leaves child in critical condition

Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Wendell Raborn says, "[Hawk] decided to drive and fire at least four rounds towards the crowd. And his intended victim escaped unharmed. Anytime you hurt a kid, they haven't done anything, they don't deserve that."