Suspect Charged, New Details Revealed In Superior Drive-By Shooting


Surveillance images of Raeqwon Hawkins released by Superior Police Department before the arrest.

SUPERIOR, Wis. – We’re learning more about what all went down involving a June drive-by shooting in downtown Superior.

Raeqwon Jay Hawkins

Raeqwon Jay Hawkins

Raeqwon Jay Hawkins, 24, of Superior is now charged as being the shooter in the drive-by.

The crime happened around 10:40 p.m. June 17 in the heart of downtown Superior next to the public library building.

According 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.

The victim was not struck by the bullet.

Investigators say the mother of the victim’s child — from a former relationship — was in the back seat of the shooter’s vehicle at the time.

The shooting followed exchanges behind a bar on Tower Avenue.

Hawkins was arrested July 9 in Duluth after a vehicle was spotted in Superior and a brief chase moved over the Blatnik Bridge.   The investigator says he noticed the man in the passenger’s vehicle to be the suspect wanted in the drive-by shooting.

At around 11 p.m. Tuesday night, the St. Louis County Jail confirmed Hawkins had posted bail.

If convicted, Hawkins faces up to 12.6 years in prison for both felony charges against him, including “discharging a firearm from a vehicle – toward a person.”


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