Sunday, May 10, 2015

Democrat Senator Virgil Smith In Custody In Shooting Involving Ex-Wife

Senator Virgil Smith 
At about 1pm today Detroit police took into  custody Sen. Virgil Smith (D-Detroit) in connection with a shooting that happened at his house early Sunday morning.

Smith, a Democrat, represents parts of Detroit, Dearborn and all of Allen Park. He is chairman of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, and is currently serving a second term as a state senator for the state's 4th Senate District.

The senator is the primary suspect in a shooting and is believed to have fired a shotgun at his ex-wife's vehicle during an argument.

No one was injured.

He was given the Man of Excellence Award by the Michigan Chronicle last year, the site states, and was named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Bankers Association in 2014. 

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