Uptown Shooting – Two persons have been charged in connection with an early Saturday morning firearm incident involving domestic violence in Uptown, and one guy is listed as critically injured, according to Memphis Police. Police reportedly responded to a shooting at 302 Mill Avenue at around four in the morning. While one man—identified by his family as Brandon Smith—was rushed to Regional One Hospital in critical condition, three other persons were detained on the scene, according to police.
Jerica Smith, Brandon’s sister, claims that early on Saturday morning, her brother called her in terror and said that Brandon’s wife, April Smith, had shot him. Smith claims that the two got into a fight, which is what caused the event. Smith claims that although the pair has had fights in the past, they have never gotten this bad. Although she wants justice to be delivered, she insists her brother will be alright.
An affidavit states that April Smith first reported to the police that her husband had shot her and was hurling her possessions out of the house. According to video evidence, April is seen firing one shot at her husband and two shots into the ground from her car. According to the police, the footage also allegedly shows Tony Clayborn, April’s brother, firing one shot in the direction of Brandon Smith’s doorway.
When April was placed under arrest, she insisted that her husband had never shot her and denied having ever fired a gun. She was accused of domestic abuse and serious assault. Additionally, Clayborn faced charges of aggravated assault. Dial 901-528-CASH to report any information you may have about this event to Crime Stoppers.
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