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Dontae Ramon Smith of Detroit, Mich., was charged on Wednesday with murder, assault, and animal cruelty for the tragic events that occurred on Aug. 28.
Dontae Ramon Smith is 19 years old.
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
It is not an overstatement to say that on Sunday morning, Aug. 28, like a scene out of a movie, this alleged defendant reigned absolute terror on the citizens of northwest Detroit,” Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement. “Normal life was at a standstill as he moved east to his next victim.”
Detroit Police Chief James White said Smith may have a mental illness and “terrorized our community,” the Associated Press. The shooting spree lasted roughly two and a half hours, police said.
On Sunday, he targeted four locations and allegedly shot a male victim Chayne Lewis Lee, 28, multiple times at 4:45 a.m. He was found dead in the doorway of a church.
Smith then shot and killed an unidentified woman multiple times less than an hour later.
Following both crimes, at 7 a.m., the teenager reportedly shot and killed 43-year-old Lari Brisco, a single mother of five waiting for a city bus.
Just minutes later, he shot a man — 76-year-old John Palik — in the leg while taking his dog for a walk. The dog was also shot in a paw. Fortunately, both survived.
After a 12-hour police hunt, Smith was arrested at his home and surrendered peacefully. A gun with shell casings matching those found at the crime scenes was also located there.