Police had arrested Smith on outstanding warrants and put him in a patrol car with his hands cuffed behind his back, Police said in a written statement. Smith was able to move his hands to the front of his body and kick out a window of the patrol car. According to the police, officers noticed that Smith had a gun when he tried exiting the patrol car, and he was shot by an officer. A gun was found under Smith's body.
Victim's Name: Charles Smith
Agency Responsible: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
Date of Death: September 18, 2014
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: Unknown