Tony Bernard Smith Jr.

On November 1st, 2018 Tony Bernard Smith Jr. was killed by police at.
Incident ID 39841
Original Source(s)
Date Created Jan 7th, 2019
Date Updated Jan 7th, 2019
Age 24
Gender Male
Race African-American/Black
Incident Location
Address 1646 W 45th St
City Jacksonville
State FL
County Duval
Incident Details
Date November 1st, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency -
Tony Smith was fatally shot by Officer Rodney DeConti at a Northwest Jacksonville apartment. He was being chased after a man was carjacked and beaten at a car wash, police said. According to police, Smith was part of a group of four men, at least one of whom allegedly had a handgun, that approached a 66-year-old man at the Star Wash Car Wash around 11 p.m., beat him unconscious and left in his truck. Police quickly found the truck using the vehicle's OnStar navigation system. DeConti spotted the truck about 11:45 p.m. and attempted to stop it at the Hilltop Village Apartments. All four men bailed out of the truck. DeConti followed Smith, whom police alleged was driving the truck, and chased him up a flight of stairs where Smith allegedly made an unspecified threatening move, and DeConti shot and killed him.

Suspect in violent carjacking killed by Jacksonville police