Witness video shows chaotic scene after Will Smith shooting

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A witness captured a chaotic scene Saturday night in the Lower Garden District. Former Saint Will Smith had been fatally shot. The man accused of shooting him in handcuffs. The screams in the video are believed to be from Smith’s wife who had been shot in the leg.

Christopher Nit Sheffield posted the video to his Facebook page Sunday.

According to police, the 34-year-old Smith was in a Mercedes G63 on Sophie Wright Place near the intersection of Felicity. They say that the accident happened at about 11:30 Saturday night (April 9) and that Smith’s wife was also in the car.

According to police, Smith’s car was hit from behind by an orange Hummer H2.

After the accident, police say Smith and the driver of the H2, Cardell Hayes, exchanged words and then Hayes pulled a gun and shot Smith several times. Smith’s wife was also shot in her right leg.

Police say, when they arrived, they found Smith’s body in the street. He died at the scene. His wife was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to her one of her legs.

Police say Hayes remained at the scene and was taken into custody.

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