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Love triangle ends in drive-by shooting, arrest

4 years 1 month 1 week ago Friday, March 06 2015 Mar 6, 2015 March 06, 2015 9:26 PM March 06, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

ZACHARY - A woman was grazed by a bullet that pierced the wall of her apartment after a man opened fire in the parking lot this week.

Details of the incident were revealed Friday. Tavares Smith, 20, was booked into jail in connection with the shooting. Smith faces four counts of attempted first degree murder and assault.

Investigators said Smith drove by the house of his ex-girlfriend who recently reunited with her husband and sprayed the apartment with bullets. Damage was visible Friday around a window.

According to arrest documents, Smith sent the victim text messages before the shooting:

"Lol Kool juss pass thru u gone get it im tellin u"
"Lol watch yoself"
"juss let me know u aint dead bruh"

Witnesses told police they saw five shots being fired from a pickup truck at the apartment on Angus Drive.

Investigators said Smith and the woman who was grazed by the bullet had some sort of relationship that began on a social media account but the woman recently told Smith she didn't want anything to do with him. The victim told authorities, Smith became threatening after she gave him the news she was reconciling her relationship with her husband.

The victim, her two kids and her husband were inside the apartment when the shooting happened. No one else was injured.
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