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May 6, 2014

Alrick and Brandon Smith acquitted of attempted murder

Alrick Smith

In March of 2013, police were reportedly engaged in a shootout with two alleged street figures. The incident involved Brandon Smith, aka Battery, a member of the PIV gang located in the Saint Martin De Porres area, and Ladyville resident, Alrick Smith. Alrick was allegedly shot in the abdomen and hospitalized, but none of the four police officers were injured. The shooting occurred more than a year ago and late on Monday, the two accused men saw the four indictable offenses of attempted murder against them dismissed. Chief Magistrate Anne Marie Smith struck out the matter for want of prosecution after the police court prosecutor informed the court that he did not have the case file on the matter. While Brandon and Alrick heard the news this morning, they were also warned that the charges against them could be re-instated.  

Brandon Smith

D.P.P. Cheryl Lynn Vidal told News Five that she was not aware that the matter was struck out because the case file was purportedly at her office, but after checking, Vidal confirmed that her office had provided the file to the investigating officer. The incident happened on March eighteenth after midnight while police were processing the shooting scene of Leon Humes in Ladyville.  A Mercury car drove up at the corner of Poinsettia and Black Orchid Street, and when police pursued it, the car ran into a drain and Brandon reportedly exited the car and fired shots at them. The police returned fire and Alrick, who was behind the wheels, was shot once in the abdomen. He was captured and the vehicle was impounded. Brandon has no conviction before the court and recently walked from the murder of Randy Coye. In the case of Alrick, he remains behind bars serving a six month jail term for aggravated assault with a firearm.

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2 Responses for “Alrick and Brandon Smith acquitted of attempted murder”

  1. Teddy Steinway says:

    Sounds fishy!

  2. Al Rich says:

    With these two one of two things will happen, they will kill again, or they will be killed either by police or by another gang. Just give it time justice will be served.

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