FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed


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Submitted: Tue, 10/15/2013 - 5:50pm
Updated: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 6:22pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As details continue to be released regarding the shooting and killing of Brandon Smith by a New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy, one big fact cannot be confirmed yet – whether or not Smith was armed when he was shot.

A request for confirmation from the Sheriff’s Office was referred to the SBI, which is investigating the shooting.

An SBI spokeswoman said she couldn’t confirm whether or not he had a gun, because the shooting is still under investigation.

Investigators say Smith shot a deputy in the leg late Thursday morning in Creekwood. Investigators say he showed back up in the area Sunday afternoon, then led officers on a chase that ended in Castle Hayne on a dead end street.

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35 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: No confirmation Smith was armed when shot and killed"


Guest-o-matic
2015 years 8 months ago

And haven’t even a distant clue as to the magnitude of total chaotic anarchism is as exists in Somalia. A place where children carry fully automatic AK’s with gun belts and mammas strap bombs under their nasty, sweaty clothing and forget panties. No, I KNOW you don’t know!

This is a growing city with a few problems that have to be addressed and changes that are necessary. The police are doing their job. Now, we have to get the judicial system to do THEIRS and totally restructure the prison system to make it, let’s say, a weeeee bit more uncomfortable. Similar to Mexican and Bolivian prisons. That bell start’nta ring with ya yet there Greenie?

Benay Cotten
2015 years 8 months ago

Law enforcement officers is no better than you and I don’t give you the right to take someone life and everybody that’s making evil comments that tells what kind of people y’all are let’s see what side y’all will be on judgement day …..

Benay Cotten
2015 years 8 months ago

Sorry my child is not throwing gang signs it’s john cena his favorite wrestler on a 10 year old page wow

guesty
2015 years 8 months ago

Another punk taking a dirt nap.

Greenie
2015 years 8 months ago

I’ve seen your troll posts before. I am a former Marine who helped evacuate the US embassy in Somalia during the First Gulf War, and have many friends who passed through Somalia during their careers. The spirit of my post was to point out the general lawlessness in certain areas of Wilmington, any the reluctance of certain law enforcement departments to rein them in. Further, when you have a population with nothing to lose, and a low esteem of life in general, then how long before the violence is pointed out instead of within?

And it does have impact on all of us in Wilmington. Already, these people are being manipulated by forces based elsewhere, in the form of gang bosses, to finance their operations through drug sales to our children, our co-workers, and our friends and family. Property values certainly aren’t tripling in these high crime areas. With shots fired nearly every day for months now, how long should it take to restore order?

I stand by my previous statement, and believe change will either have to come from community involvement and dedicated parenting, or a wrecking ball to the “projects.”