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Search warrant reveals new details in murder of 13 year old

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - A search warrant in a deadly double shooting that ended a 13- year-old-Chesterfield boy's life reveals new details about the moments before the gunfire.

The manhunt intensifies for the two suspects, William Walker and Jermon Jones.

NBC12 obtained a copy of the search warrant affidavit for Walker's house. It lists what detectives recovered including gang clothing. It also reveals what led up to the shootings.

The 17-year-old survivor tells me Walker came over and started arguing. I asked what they were fighting about. He said it was "over nothing."

Wearing a protective boot on his right leg, the 17-year-old, who police say was the intended target in Saturday's shooting, is apprehensive. Neither the teen nor his mother wanted to show their faces out of fear.

The suspected triggerman, Walker, who police say has some gang ties, is at the center of a manhunt.

According to the search warrant affidavit, Walker "talks smack" to the wounded teen. That 17-year-old tells me as the argument escalated, Walker told him he doesn't fight, he shoots.

The warrant states Walker fired 3 to 5 shots toward the older teen. A stray bullet struck and killed 13-year-old Devin Hawkins.

A detective wrote Hawkins heard the shots and started running to his home for cover, but was struck in the back.

Police recovered a Smith and Wesson gun, gang literature and clothing from Walker's house.

As police chase leads, a makeshift memorial is growing for Hawkins. Moved by Monday's vigil, Lakita Pirtle delivered food to his grieving mother.

"That's what we're supposed to do love each other as Christ would love us and she needs us right now. She needs our love, our support, our help," said Pirtle.

Premiere Coston stopped by with flowers and a teddy bear.

"He was a really cool person," said Coston.

Coston said she and other students at Carver Middle School met with grief counselors about the tragedy.

"It tells me to watch who I'm hanging with cause you never know," said Coston.

The Chesterfield Supervisor for the Bermuda District also met with Hawkins' family to express condolences and offer the county's support. If you have information about Walker and Jones' whereabouts, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660.

Funeral arrangements are set for Hawkins. A viewing will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bland Funeral Home in Petersburg. The funeral is Saturday at 3 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Halifax Street, also in Petersburg. The services are open to the public. 

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