U.S. Marshals Locate and Arrest Fugitive from Justice Living in Oakland
OAKLAND — A fugitive from justice living in Oakland has been arrested. The suspect is accused of killing two persons and wounding two other persons in Indiana last year.
Michael S. Smith, 35, is accused of firing a semi-automatic pistol at a vehicle occupied by four persons. This shooting happened in September 2019 in Gary, Indiana.
Two of the victims are sons of a Gary, Indiana, police sergeant. One of the sons was killed and the other son was wounded.
Smith was apprehended by the U.S. Marshals Pacific Southwest Fugitive Task Force. He was spotted leaving a house in a residential neighborhood on July 21 shortly after 2 p.m.
When he was approached by federal marshals, he immediately attempted to flee from them. While he was being pursued in a foot chase, Smith allegedly discarded a gun, which was subsequently recovered by marshals.
When the chase ended, Smith was taken into custody near a home at 706 Sycamore Street. He was transported to Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, where he was booked at 3:50 p.m.
Smith is being held without bail. An extradition hearing is pending in August, before he is expected to be returned to Lake County, Indiana.
His felony charge in California is being a fugitive from justice PC 1551.1-F. Additional charges for murder and attempted murder are expected to be forthcoming when he returns to the Hoosier State.