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Smith was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Christin Parker and her nephew, Brandon Parker, inside their Baker, Louisiana home, before kidnapping the infant. Christin was the mother of the young child.
Eric Smith was 30 years old.
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Police officers involved in the shooting deaths of a father and his 3-month-old baby were found to have not committed a crime by a Mississippi grand jury. Last year, Eric Smith and his infant son, La’Mello Parker, were killed after officers were led on a car chase in the state that eventually led to a shootout, per WAFB. During the occurrence, Smith, 30, shot at authorities before they fired back, fatally shooting the father and his son. Smith was accused of killing his ex-girlfriend Christin Parker and her nephew, Brandon Parker, inside their Baker, Louisiana home, before kidnapping the infant. Christin was the mother of the young child.
“After full and deliberate consideration of all the facts and circumstances leading up to May 3, 2021, shooting of Eric Smith and La’Mello Parker, and the circumstances as they existed at the time of the shooting, the Grand Jury finds no criminal conduct on behalf of the law enforcement officers involved,” a report from the Harrison County grand jury said, A representative for the Harrison County grand jury did not immediately respond to the request for comment. In May 2021, Smith was accused of killing Christin, 32, and Brandon, 26, before driving into Mississippi with the infant, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said in a news release previously shared on social media.
As he fled with the baby, authorities laid spike strips on the road to stop Smith’s vehicle. Smith then exited his car with the baby held against his chest and began to shoot at officers behind his vehicle, the outlet reported, citing the grand jury report. Multiple law enforcement officers then opened fire at the same time in response. There, they shot Smith three times and his son once.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene while the infant was brought to a nearby hospital before he was transferred to another medical facility in Alabama. The baby later died due to a gunshot wound, the outlet said.