Ryan L. Smith

On March 5th, 2018 Ryan L. Smith was killed by police at.
Incident ID 38413
Original Source(s) FatalEncounters.org
Date Created Mar 8th, 2018
Date Updated Mar 8th, 2018
Age 44
Gender Male
Race European-American/White
Incident Location
Address Presidential Ln & Old Government Rd
City Lakeland
State FL
County Polk
Incident Details
Date March 5th, 2018
Victim Armed? -
Weapon -
Cause of Death Gunshot
Name -
Agency -
Deputies were investigating a string of home robberies when they encountered Ryan L. Smith as he drove a Nissan Altima recklessly, weaving across lanes, police said. When deputies tried to stop him, he acted like he was going to stop, then drove through a yard, abandoned the car and began running. Deputies on foot chased Smith into a backyard shed, but Smith allegedly threatened them with a knife. Polk Sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Daniel shot and killed him.

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