Stepfather, Jamal Shields, encouraged, watched as stepson brutally attacked student, deputies say

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - A man drove his stepson to a school bus stop Thursday and watched as the boy brutally attacked a 13-year-old with a sock containing padlocks, according to the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office.

Jamal Shields, 30, now faces charges of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Child.

His 14-year-old stepson is charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon. He is not charged as an adult.

According to a sheriff's statement, Shields drove his stepson to a bus stop on Causeway Boulevard shortly before 8:30 a.m.  The stepson was armed with a sock containing padlocks.

The weapon "is commonly referred on the street as 'sock-n-lock,'" according to the release.

Investigators say Dellano "knowingly drove Dellano to the bus stop and then encouraged him to attack" the victim. Dellano then watched the attack and did nothing to stop it.

When the attack was over, Dellano drove his stepson back home, according to the statement.

The ambush was pre-planned the Dellano "knew exactly what was going to happen."

The victim was hospitalized.  His condition was not released.

Investigators say the attack stemmed from a fight two weeks earlier at the school the boys attend together -- AMI Kids, formerly known as Tampa Marine Institute.

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