Brandon Smith’s family speaks out

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Submitted: Tue, 05/13/2014 - 2:52am
Updated: Tue, 05/13/2014 - 3:38am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– The family of Brandon Smith killed by law enforcement after allegedly shooting a sheriff’s deputy last year is speaking out.

Saying they’re still frustrated with what they see as a lack of answers.

The shooting of Brandon Smith was no doubt controversial but eventually ruled justified by the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.

Smith’s family though saying they want the investigation to continue on.

Smith was shot multiple times after allegedly being a part of a high speed chase.

Smith’s trouble started when he was accused of shooting a deputy days earlier in the Creekwood neighborhood.

His family giving us access to the dash board audio they got where you can hear smiths final moments play out.

“So it’s like they had it set in their mind what they were gonna (sic) do from the beginning,” said Smith’s sister Georgia Davis, “and then they did it, and we wanna (sic) know why?”

Saying they haven’t received anything in the way of answers from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office since the shooting took place.

The DA’s office again said the shooting was justified.

The Sheriff’s office has consistently defended its actions in the Smith case by saying the officers believed they were in danger when they opened fire, believing smith had a weapon.

No weapon was ever found.

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48 Comments on "Brandon Smith’s family speaks out"

2015 years 8 months ago

Brandon Smith was an adult who knew right from wrong. He knew it was wrong to pull the trigger during that home invasion. He knew it was wrong to shoot the police officer. He knew it was wrong to run from the police. He knew it was wrong not to cooperate with them when they caught up to them. He knew what they would do when he pulled an object out of his pocket instead of simply showing his hands. He alone is responsible for the decisions he made.

2015 years 8 months ago

Bravo to the NHC Sheriff’s Dept for riding our community of this thug. I know I can sleep better at night. One down, many more to go.

2015 years 8 months ago

racist much?

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2015 years 8 months ago

This guy was garbage. Married or not, brother,son, whatever, just garbage. He got what he deserved, period. This city and county would be better off with less people like him.

There was no cover up, he already showed that he was willing to kill. The only “cover up” is the lack of honest reporting as to how big a piece of garbage he was. Why give his supporters space on this news page? Really? How about talk about these mutts and how bad they and their families are for New Hanover County. Yeah, I said families. They know what their garbage sons, daughters, husbands, etc are doing, yet complain that life ain’t fair. Too bad.

2015 years 8 months ago

Don’t dare criticize this family. They are good Democrats.