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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says a chase that ended with the shooting death of a wanted man started when detectives saw the suspect not far from where they say he shot a deputy Thursday.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Det. E.K. Edwards and Det. J.L. Jewell saw a car Sunday they believed had Brandon Devone Smith in it driving on Princess Place Drive. Law enforcement had been looking for Smith since they say he shot Det. Michael Spencer in Creekwood.

But Smith’s estranged wife sees things differently.

Brewer says Edwards and Jewell followed the dark grey Chevrolet Impala up N. 23rd Street onto Blue Clay Rd. The car then turned onto Bermuda Dr. That’s when investigators say it began to speed to get away from the deputies. At that point Brewer says the officers turned on their blue lights and sirens and kept following the car down Bermuda Dr. onto Castle Hayne Rd. The vehicle then turned onto Carl Seittler Drive, then onto Fulbright Street where it dead ends.

Brewer said at that point both men in the car jumped out and began to run. The driver, Vincent Albert Joyner, 39, was quickly taken into custody. Smith ran into the woods, and detectives chased him, Brewer said. While in the woods, shots were fired and Smith was killed.

Edwards, who has been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2000, and Jewell, who joined the department in 1998, are on administrative leave pending a review of the case. The SBI in handling the investigation.

Joyner is charged with speeding to elude arrest and accessory after the fact.

But Smith’s estranged wife says she does not think he shot Spencer.

“I don’t even think he shot the deputy. I think they are just blaming him. They said they were looking for him,” Lindsey Smith said. “So, instead of getting him and taking him into custody they shot him down and murdered him.”

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38 Comments on "Brandon Smith’s estranged wife says she does not think he shot the deputy"

2015 years 10 months ago

Yeah they murdered him…..sorry but you shot a cop you should be killed.

2015 years 10 months ago

Young lady if you are 30yrs old also get your life together and move on. If you have children by this man STRIVE to make them BETTER. Defeat the demons! Grow up and move on with life. No one wants to believe anything bad about their children, friend etc. Get your life together. Take that jungle ghetto hat off and grow up. Leave that thug mess alone. I hope that you have a job. If you have children show them a different life.. Leave the streets in the streets. I dont know why yall dont UNDERSTAND… IF you are going to play the dangerous game of Russian roulette then PLEASE get A BLACK SUIT and A INSURANCE POLICY.. SO that someone can bury your butt. I am an Afro American. Stop tormenting your families and other families.

2015 years 10 months ago

Of course he did not do it. The prison is full of people that did not do it. Get real lady! If he was innocent then why did he not turn himself in. I hear inmates tell me everyday that they did nothing wrong. He was guilty and got what he deserved. Let them kill themselves off.

2015 years 10 months ago

For his estranged wife to say this and you to report her stupid comment is just wrong. Was she there, no. Was she living with him, no. Why does this common gal even thinks she has a right to comment on this horrible situation. If she thinks she is going to get some money from this she is full of s**t.

2015 years 10 months ago

Does she have any evidence to support her point ? NO


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