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Man wanted in Cooper Rd. homicide captured in TN

Posted: Updated: May 27, 2013 01:12 PM
Arrested: Andrew Levelle Smith, 19 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office) Arrested: Andrew Levelle Smith, 19 (Source: Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office)
Demetrice Smith, 36, is charged with accessory after the fact to second degree murder (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Demetrice Smith, 36, is charged with accessory after the fact to second degree murder (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
Crime scene investigators comb over the evidence left behind where the victim fell in the parking lot of the Peach Street Apartments. Crime scene investigators comb over the evidence left behind where the victim fell in the parking lot of the Peach Street Apartments.
Prentiss Britton, 21, was shot to death Tuesday night outside the Cooper Road Plaza Apartments. (Source: Britton family) Prentiss Britton, 21, was shot to death Tuesday night outside the Cooper Road Plaza Apartments. (Source: Britton family)
MEMPHIS, TN (KSLA) -

The man wanted in connection with the deadly shooting of a Shreveport man is behind bars at Caddo Correctional Center. 

Andrew Smith, 19, was returned to Louisiana after he was arrested Sunday on an outstanding warrant in the May 7 shooting death of Prentiss Britton, 21. Acting on a tip, Tennessee state and federal authorities found Smith at his mother's home in Memphis. Smith was taken into custody without incident.

Shreveport police say that authorities with the Memphis Police Department, along with assistance from agents with the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force, were instrumental in Smith's arrest.

Britton was found shot to death in the parking lot of the Cooper Road Apartments on the night of May 7. Witnesses told police that the gunman shot Britton several times at close range, even after he fell to the pavement.
 
As the investigation into the case continues, police say additional information regarding the capture of Andrew Smith will be forthcoming. 

Smith's mother, 36-year-old Demetrice Smith, was arrested over the weekend and charged with accessory after the fact to second degree murder.

Police say she played a key role in assisting her son avoid capture by authorities. 

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