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NOPD Arrests Suspect in Aggravated Assault with a Firearm on Dinkins Street

by Aaron Looney

December 22, 2016

Categories: On Duty

Topics: Assault/Battery, seventh district

NOPD Arrests Suspect in Aggravated Assault with a Firearm on Dinkins Street

Today (Dec. 22), members of the NOPD’s Violent Offenders Warrant Squad arrested Malika Smith (07-07-1996) in connection with an aggravated assault with a firearm that occurred on October 6, 2016 in the 8600 block of Dinkins Street.

The victim told police that as she arrived at a residence at the location, she observed her brother engaged in a verbal altercation in front of the residence with his ex-girlfriend, later identified as Smith, and one of Smith’s friends. The victim said that as she exited the vehicle, Smith and the friend allegedly approached her in a threatening manner and that Smith was brandishing a black handgun. The victim also said that Smith allegedly threatened the victim's mother with the handgun. As the victim called police, she said, Smith fled the scene on foot.

During the course of investigation, detectives were able to positively identify Smith as the suspect and obtain an arrest warrant. Smith was arrested at her residence and booked into Central Lockup on three counts of aggravated domestic assault with a firearm.

A photo of Smith is included with this release.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.