No bond for Houston teen charged with 8-year-old’s shooting death

The man accused of killing an 8-year-old in Houston has been denied bond.

Devonte Lockett, 18, was charged Thursday with the murder of Tristian Hutchins, who died March 28 after being caught in the crossfire of a March 1 shooting that Houston Police say was gang related.

Witnesses told police that they saw Lockett shooting from the passenger seat of a vehicle in the 3900 block of Scott Street, where Hutchins and his 5-year-old sister were sitting in a Nissan Versa, according to court records. Hutchins’ sister was also struck in the leg.

In the weeks after – and as Hutchins remained hospitalized in critical condition – city and community leaders pleaded for witnesses to come forward and for the city to unite to stem the gun violence that has killed 11 children in the city since December 2016.