Shooting suspect arrested in New York
HUNTINGTON — The man wanted in connection with last week’s shooting of six people outside Northcott Court was arrested without incident Thursday in Brooklyn by the FBI New York SWAT Team.
Antonio Michael Smith, 31, a native of Columbus, Ohio, faces six counts of malicious wounding and one count of wanton endangerment, all of which are felonies.
He also was arrested on two federal indictments for a felon being in possession of a firearm and distribution of heroin.
All received wounds to their lower extremities when gunshots were fired about 8:45 p.m. Sept. 24, in a courtyard at Northcott Court, a public housing complex located along Hal Greer Boulevard in Huntington.
The victims were uncooperative, Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook said last week. But surveillance footage aided in identifying Smith, who has a unique tattoo on his face.
Detective Ryan Bentley from the Violent Crimes Division, said in a news release that Smith’s apprehension was a cooperative effort between the Huntington Police Department, FBI, Huntington Violent Crime Drug Task Force and the FBI New York Office.
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