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[UPDATE] Man Wanted For Cooper Road Shooting Death Caught In Tennessee; His Mom Also Arrested

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[UPDATE]  The man wanted for the deadly shooting of a Shreveport man last week has been arrested in Memphis, Tennessee.  Authorities with the Memphis Police Department, with assistance from U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force agents, have captured 19-year-old Andrew Smith.  He was wanted on a second-degree murder warrant for the shooting death of 21-year-old Prentiss Brittion.

Smith’s mom has also been arrested.  Police say 36-year-old Demetrice Smith played a key role in assisting her son in avoiding police capture.  She’s charged with accessory after the fact to second-degree murder.

[ORIGINAL STORY]  Police believe they know who fatally shot a man in the Cooper Road area last night. They have an arrest warrant for 19-year-old Andrew Smith.

He’s accused of shooting 21-year-old Prentiss Britton at the Cooper Road Plaza Apartments in the 2900 block of Peach Street. Police were initially called to the complex to check into an argument, but found nothing. About 45 minutes later, they went back and found Britton, who reportedly had been shot about a dozen times. He was rushed to LSU Health Shreveport, where he later died.

The warrant against Smith charges him with one count of second-degree murder. Call detectives at 673-6955, or Crime Stoppers at 673-7373, if you know where he might be.

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