Who is Rameek Smith? Rameek Smith is a suspect of NYPD Shooting in Bronx. Smith was shot by NYPD officers after he opened fire on cops, authorities confirmed that he was died at St. Barnabas Hospital around 3:30 a.m..
The shootout starts after Bronx Borough Officer Dennis Vargas and his partner spotted the suspect(Smith) walking near 3rd Avenue and Claremont Parkway at around 10:45 p.m.
After officer Vargas and his partner, who were in uniform, exited their unmarked car, Smith fled on foot, officials said.
The cops gave chase and after a block-and-a-half pursuit, Smith turned around on Bathgate Avenue and allegedly fired two shots at the cops, striking Vargas. The officers returned fire, hitting suspect Smith in the head.
Officer Vargas was taken to Lincoln Medical Center in stable condition and released hours later.
Who is Rameek Smith?
According to police reports, Rameek Smith’s last known address is a homeless shelter on Castleton Avenue in Staten Island, but he has family who lives nearby in the Bronx.
Sources said, smith was last arrested in March 2020 at a Coney Island subway station and allegedly found with a gun after being stopped for fare evasion and charged with criminal possession of a weapon.
In 2016, he was also convicted of robbery and given 5 years probation. [Read Also: Who is Shereen Abu Aqleh? Journalist Death, Age, Husband, family, and more]
Smith also pleaded guilty last December in the gun case and was released until his sentencing, which has been delayed twice. He is due back in court in June, officials said.