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Posted at 5:42 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Shooting victim may be ex-Hoyas star

By Terri Rupar

A man was critically shot Thursday in a Bowie home, and police think he is a former Georgetown University basketball star, officials and sources said.

Law enforcement sources said investigators believe the victim is Charles Smith, an All-America guard for the Hoyas in the late 1980s.

Neighbors heard gunshots in the 13200 block of Landsdales Hope Way about 12:30 p.m. and called Prince George’s County police, who found a man wounded in the upper body, said Cpl. Larry Johnson, a spokesman. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

Police said they don’t think the shooting was the result of a home invasion or a random act and were trying to determine whether the shooter and victim knew each other, Johnson said.

Authorities were searching the area for a man seen fleeing the home with a handgun, who was described as black, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with long hair. The man was wearing a red hat, a brown jacket and blue jeans, Johnson said.

— Clarence Williams

By Terri Rupar  | October 21, 2010; 5:42 PM ET
 
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Comments

Maybe it was a setup or payback from the parents of those kids he accidentally killed in Boston years ago.

Posted by: Fred23 | October 21, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

That comment from Fred23 was silly. Fred23 must be watching too much television. Only an idiot would think payback from an incident that occurred years ago in Boston had anything to do with this incident. Wow, I really wasted some time commenting on that pathetic idiotic comment by Fred23.

Posted by: Theone9 | October 22, 2010 12:05 AM | Report abuse

Hey mfowler1: your racist reply was about on the same intelligence level as Fred23. When you make racist comments condemning racist comments you are no better than the original poster.

Posted by: gpl2411 | October 22, 2010 12:59 AM | Report abuse

"What a crass and hollow comment about a man whoever he may be whose life is at stake after a likely criminal act"

Agreed

"How quickly the "Tea Party esk" rhetoric has invaded everyday speech"

And how crass is it to politicize the same incident? Or how crass is it to make it a racial thing? Fred's comment may be cold, but it didn't mention race.

Posted by: BEEPEE | October 22, 2010 1:19 AM | Report abuse

There is nothing good happening in PG county. Crime runs rampent and unchecked in that Godforsaken county. I lived there for several years and vowed never to go back. The people in PG county need to take more responsibility for their communities and children because that county is the worse place to live i'll never go back.

Posted by: efdelaney | October 22, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

My prayers are with Smitty.

Posted by: pdv1 | October 22, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

hope you heal up OK, smitty.

Posted by: funkey | October 22, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

mike jordan did it.

Posted by: SofaKingCool2009 | October 22, 2010 8:29 AM | Report abuse

Dont you love our area..A man gets shot and some dirtbag goes to the ,"Taxed Enough Already" attack mode...What I see going on about all you TEA Party haters,is simple.Your free stuff from the gov't is about to end..Yeah! thats right,and us working folks are finaly starting to say "shove it", to all you punks..There will be more and more of these stupid useless crimes comming in the future because you 'hey where did my check go',folks are gonna get pissed..Have you noticed that not once did I describe any group except free loading punks..

Posted by: AmericanJim1949 | October 22, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

To the Smith Family, my prayers are with you. And to all that are commenting if you do not have anything positive to say,eat it!

Posted by: rdudley1 | October 22, 2010 10:21 AM | Report abuse

To the Smith Family, my prayers are with you. And to all that are commenting if you do not have anything positive to say,eat it!

Posted by: rdudley1 | October 22, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

I happened to meet the Smith family some years ago, and they are a tight-knit, great group of people. My prayers are with them.

Posted by: linroy62 | October 22, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Maybe it was a setup or payback from the parents of those kids he accidentally killed in Boston years ago.

Posted by: Fred23 | October 21, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Ha HA very funny Dumb asss...

Posted by: 15600_sknfan | October 22, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Peace and Blessings to Smitty and his family.

St. Anthony Alum, Tonies forever

Posted by: kahlua87 | October 22, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Smitty was my all-time favorite Hoya. How terrible.

Posted by: ElSith | October 22, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

By the way everyone, "prayer" doesn't do any good. It doesn't affect anything. It's just you talking to yourself. Nothing has ever changed based on prayer. But I guess if it makes you feel good...

Posted by: TaxiDriver | October 22, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Quote by TaxiDriver:
"By the way everyone, "prayer" doesn't do any good. It doesn't affect anything. It's just you talking to yourself. Nothing has ever changed based on prayer. But I guess if it makes you feel good..."

That's just what this poor guy needs right now...someone agnostic or atheistic in their beliefs to comment on prayer.

Posted by: dabmeister | October 22, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

A hit?
On March 12, 1992, Smith was convicted of vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a crime, in the hit-and-run deaths of two Boston University students on March 22, 1991.

Posted by: edwardallen54 | October 22, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

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