LMPD announced today that there will be no charges filed in shooting of three teens that resulted in the death of 18 year-old Anthony Smith, Jr. The case is being called justifiable homicide.
While detectives cannot reveal some information about the on-going investigation, they did say that there was a three-against-two fight in a vehicle leading up to the shooting. Police say that the person who fired the fatal shot was “in fear of imminent danger, or in fear of their own life, or another person’s life”, which allows for the use of deadly force in self-defense under KRS 503.
The Smith family wants justice for their son, and they are concerned that there will not be any charges at this time.