Quincy man who wasn’t “trippin'” after being shot five years ago arrested on outstanding warrants


Devon Hawkins, who went viral after going live on local television after being shot five years ago, was arrested in Quincy over the weekend on multiple charges.

Hawkins, 26, was arrested in the 7th and Lind area on a Jersey County warrant for FTA speeding, driving while license suspended, and transportation of alcohol.

In January 2016, Hawkins was shot in the chest while in the 800 block of Chestnut in Quincy just after midnight. Hawkins was taken to Blessing Hospital, treated and released. Following the incident, Hawkins was on KHQA’s morning show live shot, which was set up in the area of the shooting. He casually talked about being shot and showed reporter Reyna Harvey what he called his “petty wound”.

When Harvey asked him why he was shot, Hawkins said, “I think they want me dead. Or some other stuff. I don’t know.” Hawkins also mentioned that his injury was just a “little petty wound—I ain’t even trippin’ though.” 

Hawkins also faces multiple charges in Adams County and was already scheduled for a June 9 court appearance.

Hawkins is now chillin’ and kickin’ in the Adams County Jail.

KHQA interview with Devon Hawkins that went viral in January 2016.

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