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Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges in Huntington Shooting

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Sholten Singer
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The Herald-Dispatch

A Huntington man pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges after shooting six people in a city apartment complex last year.

Thirty-one year old Antonio Michael Smith is charged with being a convicted felon in possession of firearms and of selling heroin.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Smith used two firearms in the shooting in the Northcott Court neighborhood, a Huntington Housing Authority community, on Sept. 24, 2013. He also pleaded guilty Monday to selling heroin in Huntington on Feb. 6, 2013.

He had previously been convicted of robbery in Ohio in 2001 and was convicted in 2010 in Cabell County of unlawful wounding and attempt to commit a felony.  

The six victims of the shooting were treated for minor injuries and released shortly after the incident.

Smith, however, fled the scene and was later arrested by the FBI in Brooklyn, New York.

Smith was also charged by the state with six counts of malicious wounding and one count of wanton endangerment stemming from the incident investigated by the Huntington Police Department.
 


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