His wife was shot in the leg.
It was totally senseless:
Police said Smith, 34, and his wife, Racquel, were traveling eastbound on Sophie Wright Place when their Mercedes Benz SUV was rear-ended by a Hummer H2. The collision caused the Smith's vehicle to hit a Chevrolet Impala traveling along the same street._____
Smith and the driver of the Hummer "exchanged words, at which time the driver of the Hummer produced a handgun and shot the male victim (Smith) multiple times and his 34-year-old wife twice in the right leg," said NOPD spokesman Juan Barnes.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. Racquel Smith was transported to a hospital, authorities said. Police said the 30-year-old driver of the Hummer is in custody and being interviewed by investigators. The gun used in the shooting has been recovered.
A witness at the scene, Janis Baehr, a tourist in town for the French Quarter Festival, said she was walking near the intersection and heard the crash and then six to eight gunshots. "It was a crash, boom, band," she said. She then saw a woman down on the pavement and went to her aid, giving her ice chips.
This woman was profiled on 48 Hours last night. She is absolutely sick in the head to put her kid through an unnecessary feeding tube and then making him sick to the point he died of sodium poisoning.
She is right where she should be.