Hearing rescheduled for man charged in Plum shooting
A Pittsburgh man who allegedly shot another man in his Plum house will have to wait for his day in court.
The attorney for Malik Hawkins, 21, requested to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled for Jan. 23 at Plum’s Magisterial District Court.
Police said Malik Hawkins, 21, of Pittsburgh, walked into Charles Sleasman Jr.’s house on Saltsburg Road and shot him in the legs after the two wrestled for control of a hand gun.
Sleasman, 22, was treated for his wounds at a local hospital.
“Sleasman stated that he heard approximately three gun shots and felt a severe pain in his legs. He then fell to the ground as Malik ran out of the front door,” said the criminal complaint filed against Hawkins.
Sleasman said he knew Hawkins as an acquaintance in the criminal complaint and that Hawkins had assaulted him “last summer.”
Hawkins was identified by Sleasman after police showed him eight photos of suspects, said the criminal complaint.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. on Feb. 6. Hawkins was being held in the Allegheny County Jail in Pittsburgh without bail on charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, burglary, weapons violations and recklessly endangering another person.