Police Make Arrest In Connection With The Fatal Shooting Of Dionay Smith

On Thursday, Baltimore Police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the death of Dionay Smith, the brother of the department’s lead spokesman.

Police arrested and charged Terrell Gibson, of the 1800 block of West Lafayette Avenue, where he was also apprehended, with first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and first- and second-degree murder.

Family and friends of Dionay Smith referred to him as Dion, the younger brother of T.J. Smith, Baltimore police spokesman.

“My brother had a very kind heart. I appears that someone he knows – that he probably was kind to – took advantage of him,” T.J. Smith said.

Police had not released the type of firearm used in the killing and are also unsure of the motive.

“As far as motive goes … we’re just not solid on what went on inside the row home, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

In 2015, Gibson was charged with first- and second-degree assault, concealing a deadly weapon with the intent to injure and attempted first- and second-degree murder after a stabbing on a Maryland Transit Administration commuter bus.

In 2015, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a second-degree assault charge. He was released on probation last December.

Another suspect is also being sought for questioning, police said.

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