Suspect charged in shooting that killed 11-year-old boy in west Houston

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Thursday, December 17, 2020
Suspect charged in shooting death of 11-year-old boy
Get caught up on the details about one of the suspects who was arrested after a shooting killed an 11-year-old and a Houston rapper.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of an 11-year-old boy and a Houston rapper.

Records show 21-year-old Desmond Hawkins was charged with capital murder after a shooting in west Houston that killed 11-year-old Dominic Sumicek.

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The shooting happened Oct. 26 in an apartment complex parking lot on Old Farm Road. A 41-year-old man with Dominic was also fatally shot while trying to shield Dominic from gunfire, multiple neighbors and the victim's ex told ABC13.

Police did not publicly release the man's name. However, the victim's ex-girlfriend has identified him to ABC13 as Emanuel Solomon, who was a rapper on YouTube called "Montana22."

So far no charges have been filed in connection with Solomon's death.

Despite Solomon's efforts to protect Dominic, the 11-year-old was still mortally wounded and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

According to records, Hawkins was out on bond for a capital murder charge filed in 2017 when the shooting happened.