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Chester family mourns death of 13 year-old

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - New information on the teen shot and killed in Chesterfield.

Devin Hawkins, 13, and another teen were shot late Saturday night on Timsberry Terrace in the southern part of the county.

Now police are looking for two men, 21-year-old William Walker and 21-year-old Jermon Woodson-Jones.

Police think one of them was the triggerman who killed the teen and injured a 17-year-old.

A candlelight vigil will be held Monday night to remember Devin Hawkins.  It's at 7 p.m. in front of his home. The address is 3642 Broadwater Road.

Friends and family all called Hawkins "Chompy" and say he was a budding football star with his sights set on playing in the NFL.

His brother says two other men in the neighborhood were fighting last night when Chompy was gunned down outside of his own home.

One thing always comes up when family and friends talk about Chompy - he loved football and was pretty good at it too. Chompy's older brother Darius says they bonded over the game they both loved.

"He used to be at all my games," Darius said.  "That's what kept us so close was football. We were both just real good."

Darius won't get another chance to play football with his brother after he was gunned down Saturday night in front of his home. A gunman on foot shot a 17 year-old in the leg and shot Chompy a few houses down.

Chompy was dead when police arrived on scene.

Police think two men might be responsible - warrants are out for the arrests of 21 year-olds William Timothy Walker and Jermon Rasheem Woodson-Jones.

Darius says no amount of justice will bring his brother back.

"I just don't know what to feel right now," Darius said.

Darius didn't sleep all night and says his brother's loss didn't hit him until he saw  his brother's pictures this morning.

"Just couldn't do nothing but cry, just cry," he said.

Darius' last memory with his brother is giving him a football medal he recently won. The two spent hours dreaming about the game.

"We used to stay up all night," he said.  "We had a big, old notebook and every year we'd bring it out and we would draw out what kind of cleats we were going to wear and what kind of visors we were going to wear on our helmets."

If he could tell his brother anything, Darius says he wants Chompy to know he's going to play for him.

"I'm going to get that D-1 scholarship for him," Darius said.

The other teenager shot is expected to be OK but his family says they don't know when he'll be released from the hospital.

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