Saturday, April 16, 2011

Smith, Charles Odell, 20

Charles Odell Smith, 20 (1.034).
  • 16 Apr 2011, 3:30 pm
  • Encountered at Andean Goose Way, 900 block, Upper Marlboro, 20774 (6/25) or
  • actual shooting at Hotomtot Drive, 13700 block, Upper Marlboro, 20774 (6/25)?.
  • Shot by police; victim had a history of mental illness
  • Residence: Andean Goose Way, 900 block, Upper Marlboro, 20774 (6/25).
  • Sources:
  • Obituary: Post, 24 Apr 2011 (Online for 90 days).

    On Saturday, April 16, 2011; loving son of Amanda M. Smith Jones and the late Charles O. Smith, Sr.; beloved brother of Myisha, Michelle, Tamar, Jade and Andre; a host of other relatives and friends. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 25, from 10 a.m. until time of Service 11 a.m. at Jericho City of Praise, 8501 Jericho City and Bishop Peebles Dr., Landover, MD. Interment Ward United Methodist Cemetery, Owings, MD. Service by FREEMAN.
    (Updated 10 Jun 2011)
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      1. My son was not under arrest, he didn't commit any crime. They had no right to chase him down and treat him like a criminal, he had no criminal record he was good man. He was not vilolent, whatever happen I didn't wittness but I know they took it to that level that cause my son to lose his life. If it wasn't for those 2 policemen my son would be alive, they do not deserve to serve the public. They kilt an innocent man, who only needed better medical attention. If they couldn't get that from him they should have left him alone. Policemen need to stop treating people with mental illness like their criminals because they are not.
        -From his mother: Amanda Jones

        1. Hello Ms Amanda, my name is cynthia Fauntleroy and i was a friend of charles, I wanted to reach out to you and tell you that im so sorry for your loss. Your son was a great man very kind and heat a great heart and i know that whatever he was going through he did not deserve to be taken away from his loving family. I know that he is looking over his family and loved ones and he is safe with the Lord in heaven.

      2. Is Officer Harry Bonds being charged with the wrongful death or murder of your son? He fired 5 shots into your son was on his knees with no weapon!!!! If you look at the investigation seen the county investigators marked the ground with 10 yellow ID cones, 5 cones for 5 bullet casings on the ground and the other 5 cones for the bullets that went through your son and into the ground. Investigators talk to neighbors and interviewed witnesses and never contacted to close the case. Whats going on with the case? I sincerly hope these two officers are not back out on our streets with badges and guns again.