Rodney Rodriguez Smith Killed by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
7800 N Tryon St
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Officers responded to a 911 call for shots fired on a CATS bus near the intersection of North Tryon Street and University City Boulevard. When police arrived, they discovered that a person had been shot in the lower leg on the bus. Police said officers Michael Bell and Garret Tryon located the suspect, 18-year-old Rodney Rodriguez Smith, down the street. Police perceived an “imminent lethal threat,” and shot and killed Smith.

Victim's Name: Rodney Rodriguez Smith

Agency Responsible: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 18

Race: Black

Date of Death: June 2, 2016

County: Mecklenburg

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: Yes

Washington Post Database ID: 1589

Geography: Urban

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