Walker, 19, was shot point-blank just after 9 p.m. on June 27 in the 400 block of East Avenue. Hamilton police say Smith had a firearm and shot Walker several times, then concealed the weapon in his clothing and put it in a sewer in the area of 604 High Street.
The incident was caught on video, and a witness identified Smith as the “shooter,” according to court documents.
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When sending the case to adult court, Craft also ordered Smith be moved from the county Juvenile Detention Center to the Butler County Jail because “there is great concern about his conduct while at JDC.”
Smith was arrested July 11, and the judge said that during his time at the detention center he was involved in a fight and made inappropriate comments to staff. He is being held in lieu of a $2 million bond.
Documents filed by the prosecution in October included more than 30 pieces of evidence, according to court documents.
Evidence includes 18 videos from various residences and businesses, five search warrants, photos of recovered firearms and clothing, and audio of Smith’s statement.
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