Charles Robert Smith Wiki – Charles Robert Smith Biography
Charles Robert Smith, 43, is accused of shooting and killing Mario Antonio Mireles Ruiz, 27, Nicholas Mireles, 55, and Christian Marlon Segovia, 25, after an argument broke out between Smith’s mother and Mario Antonio Mireles Ruiz over parking on June 11, 2023.
FOX 5 in Washington, D.C. reported Monday that Smith was indicted by an Ann Arundel County grand jury on Friday on 42 counts. According to court documents, Smith is accused of confronting the victims outside their Annapolis home after they approached his mother, Shirley Smith, about a parking problem she called to complain about when a vehicle was blocking her driveway. Smith became involved when an argument broke out between his mother and Mireles Ruiz just before 8 p.m. The encounter turned physical and Smith allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Mireles Ruiz and Segovia. Smith is then accused of firing a rifle at those who ran to the aid of Mireles Ruiz and Segovia, and in doing so Smith shot and killed Nicolás Mireles, Mario’s father, and wounded three others.
Charles Robert Smith Age
Charles Robert Smith is 43 years old.
Annapolis mass shooting suspect charged with hate crimes, first-degree murder
The suspect turned himself in to police without incident after the incident and allegedly claimed that he opened fire because he shot himself in his house. Witnesses, on the other hand, told investigators that they did not see any of the victims with weapons. Investigators reportedly recovered a semi-automatic pistol and a long gun from the crime scene. FOX 5 reported that Smith’s lawyers said he is a former member of the military and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The returned indictment includes three counts of first degree murder and racial/religious offenses resulting in death. It also includes six counts of first and second degree attempted murder and first and second degree assault for the crimes allegedly committed against six surviving victims. Smith’s indictment also included nine counts of use of a firearm in a violent crime. If convicted, Smith could be sentenced to life in prison.