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Mistrial declared in 2007 shooting of SC officer

Mar 11, 2011 6:25:00 AM - thestate.com
A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of an Anderson man charged with shooting and injuring a police officer.

Jurors deliberated for several hours Thursday before telling Circuit Court Judge Lawton McIntosh they could not reach a verdict in the case of Shantiago Smith.

Smith was arrested in July 2007 and charged with shooting Anderson Officer David Fikes. Investigators said Fikes was responding to a robbery call at Churchill's Pub and was shot by a man behind the building.

Fikes was wearing a bulletproof vest. He was released from the hospital after treatment for gunshot wounds to his arm.

Smith testified he was at home in bed when the shooting happened.

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