Shooting Of 15-Year-Old Began As Argument Between Teens

Friday, August 29, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

According to police, the Tuesday night shooting of a juvenile on Taylor Street started as an argument between the two young men.

Terry Marshell Smith Jr., 19, was arrested the following day. Police said the former Hixson High School student shot the juvenile in the shoulder after their argument and then fled the scene.

 According to police, Smith admitted to the shooting. He told officers that the gun he used was a 40 caliber semi-automatic pistol.

He said he went to his home on Dodson Avenue after the shooting.

When police spoke to the victim, all he said was "I don't know."

 Smith was charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm while in commission of a felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm.

 His bond was set at $75,000. He is scheduled to appear before General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes on Tuesday. 


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