Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:36

Gang Member Gets 25 Years in Killing

Myles Myles
Nov. 1, 2017 – A 21-year-old man has pled guilty in the shooting death last year of a rival gang member following a dispute last year on a North Memphis street corner, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
Christian Myles was sentenced to 25 years in prison without the possibility for parole after pleading guilty in Criminal Court to second-degree murder for the death of one man and attempted second-degree for wounding another man in the arm.
Myles admitted killing Laborick Smith, 25, during a dispute on Aug. 25 last year outside a convenience store at Springdale Street and Brown Avenue near the Hyde Park area of North Memphis.
Smith was shot multiple times, a 22-year-old companion was wounded and several more shots struck a MATA bus that had stopped at the corner. The driver and several passengers on board were not injured.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Austin Scofield of the DA’s Gang & Narcotics Prosecution Unit that handles violent crimes and other offenses associated with gang activity, specific targeted gang members and special cases assigned by the District Attorney General.