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Reporter: Allison Bybee

The accused killer of a 14 year-old boy is now behind bars. But, before he could get there, he made a surprise statement to our cameras.

The streets of Indian River County, police say, are a little safer with a murder suspect behind bars.

The man says he's sorry for what happened to Rockee Flowers. Flowers family says sorry isn't enough.

Patricia Flowers will never forget the day her son was shot and killed. "We never will get over something like this cause he died a tragic death."

In the early morning hours of April 8, seventh grader Rockee Flowers took out the garbage. Then, detectives say, someone came from around the side of the house and started shooting.

Rockee was killed; his 21-year-old cousin injured. The bullet holes left at the house - a constant reminder. Now, three weeks later, Tamaine Pressley is arrested for Rockee's death.

Pressley says he's innocent. "It's all about hearsay. But it will come out in trial, the truth that I didn't do it."

Pressley has been in jail since the shootings charged with aggravated assault from a previous incident. Now, new charges: premeditated murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Rockee's parents are thankful for his arrest. "That enough for me. That's what I have been praying for; that's enough for me."

In 16 days, the Gifford area saw 10 shootings. The Indian River County Sheriff's office believes Pressley took part in several of them. "He's been involved in about half of them, and since he has been incarcerated, we have had no more shootings in the Gifford area."

The sheriff's department says more charges could come for Pressley. Also, they say, more arrests could soon be made in connection with the nearly nine other shootings in this area.

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