Antonio Smith was a father of two, a graduate of Howard High, and the night he was shot he was just 25 years old. Investigators have been looking for leads for two years. Now they’re hoping someone can point them to his killer. “Background information is helpful,” the East Ridge Police Detective said. Robert Wade, “but the more detailed information a person has, the more beneficial it is to the investigation.”
Late one night on July 6, 2020, Smith was visiting friends on South Seminole Drive. “When he gets there, there’s nowhere to park in the driveway. So he ends up parking across the street at 607 South Seminole,” the detective said. Wade explained.
Around 11:45 p.m., Smith decided to leave. “He crosses the street again,” Wade continued. “As he got into his car, just after getting in his car and closing his door, he was shot several times in the left side.”
Antonio Smith died in hospital. The police questioned the people he was visiting and anyone else they could find. Now they come to Crime Stoppers for information. Were you around that night? Did you see anything suspicious? Investigators want to hear from you. Or maybe in the past two years you have learned something. We also want to hear from you. “People who have heard of this, have heard of who might be involved, or may have first-hand knowledge of someone who claimed to have been involved,” Wade said. “Any information like that.”
Antonio Smith was predeceased by a son, but is survived by a son and a daughter. For their own good and for their future, help the detectives find their father’s killer and bring justice. We have up to $1,000 in cash to reward Crime Stoppers if you get the right piece of this puzzle. And we will never ask your name. So whoever did this drive-by won’t find out you did the right thing.
Call Crime Stoppers: 698-3333
This line is busy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pending your call, East Ridge Police will continue to work on the case. “The investigation is still classified as active,” Det. Wade said. “There are still leads being investigated. There is information that we are receiving and looking for.”