Second man charged in Lake of the Ozarks shooting death

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CAMDEN COUNTY, Mo. – A second suspect has been charged in the shooting death of a man at a Lake of the Ozarks bar over memorial day weekend.

Craig Hawkins, a 23-year-old Jefferson City resident, was charged with 2nd-degree murder and 1st-degree assault on July 29th.

Security footage shows Hawkins hitting Vonza Watson with closed fists repeatedly.

Watson was facing away from Hawkins while he continued to hit his back and right side. Video footage shows Watson in the same position when he was shot by Chad Brewer.

Hawkins is being held at the Camden County Detention Center while he awaits trial.

On Wednesday, July 28th, Chad Tariq Brewer, a 29-year-old Jefferson City resident, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Watson.

Video footage from a bar patron showed Brewer raise his arm, fire a handgun, and leave the scene.

Deputies then arrested Brewer outside the venue for possession of 5.5 grams of cocaine.

An investigation by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office found that a fight occurred shortly before the shooting between the victim and several others.

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