Man indicted in Crosstown area shooting last year that killed two


(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – A 24-year-old man has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder and eight other felonies following a car-to-car shooting last year that left two dead and four critically injured, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

Defendant Jarmon Smith also was indicted on four counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. He is being held on $2 million bond.

The shootings occurred around 9:30 p.m. on May 6, 2018, on North Cleveland near North Watkins when one southbound vehicle pulled alongside another, and multiple shots were fired. Dejuan Hill and DeAndre Rogers, both 18, were killed, four others were critically injured. They ranged in age from 14 to 22.

The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Nicole Germain of the DA’s Crime Strategies Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Crime Unit.

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