Saturday, December 27, 2014

Texas City, Texas: At “Hood Night,” the Newest Black Martyr, Carlton Smith Jr., 20, Fired into Crowd, Then Aimed Gun at Cop; “Witness,” Family Deny He Did Anything to Justify being Shot by the Evil Cop; Smith’s Girlfriend Reportedly Caused the Bloodshed

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

One dead after officer-involved shooting outside Texas City nightclub
By Samantha Ptashkin, Joel Eisenbaum,
Phillip Mena,
Dec 26 2014 04:35:35 A.M. CST
Updated On: Dec 26 2014 10:41:30 P.M. CST

Officer shoots, kills armed man outside Texas City nightclub


Texas City Police Chief Robert Burby declined Friday to identify a man who was shot and killed by one of his officers overnight.

But friends, family and some clubgoers said Friday afternoon that Carlton Smith Jr., 20, of Texas City was the man shot and killed about 1:20 a.m. Friday in the parking lot of a Texas City nightclub.

"They haven't told us anything. But we know from people who were there," Kathey Kelly, who identified herself as Smith's mother, said.

HT's Lounge at 6204 Farm to Market Road 1765 in Texas City was hosting an event called "Hood Night" on Christmas.

A fight between two women led to gunfire around closing time, according to the club's owner.

"He definitely made a move with that gun toward that cop?" reporter, Joel Eisenbaum, asked.

"Yeah, he did," club owner Harris Aldridge said. "He did."

Aldridge said he reviewed surveillance video that showed Smith firing a gun into a crowd of patrons outside the club, and then turning the gun toward a police officer.

Aldridge said he gave the only copy of the video to investigators.

Smith's family is not convinced by that version of events.

"Then why was he shot in the back? That's what a witness said," Quintina Block, Smith's aunt, said.

Smith's family tells Local 2 that Carlton just graduated from LaMarque High School in 2013. He also leaves behind a 4-year-old son.

Police would not reveal Friday where on his body Smith was shot or how many times he was shot.

Burby also would not confirm reports of rocks and bottles being thrown at officers at the scene following the shooting.

He instead focused on the shooting itself, and said that while it is still under investigation he believed the following to be facts of the case.

"The decedent was observed in front parking lot firing a hand gun at patrons, and the decedent then pointed a handgun at the officer," Burby said.

Burby declined to identify the officer involved in the shooting.

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office and Galveston County District Attorney's Office are investigating the incident.

1 comment:

Chicago guy said...

The same pattern repeats over and over again. People who weren't there claim to know what happened and the media always reports what they say as though it carries the same weight as eyewitness accounts or even video. It's very irresponsible of the media to report things in this way but perhaps that's the intent.