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Howard D. Smith

Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2011 2:27 pm | Updated: 6:07 am, Tue Mar 29, 2011.

The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has named Howard D. Smith, 40, as the suspect they believe shot and killed two people and wounded a third individual on Friday afternoon.

Smith was arrested shortly after the vehicle he was driving collided with another vehicle on southbound Highway 99 at Harney Lane, according to sheriff's Deputy Dave Konecny.

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  • Honey Mars posted at 12:20 pm on Sun, Apr 3, 2011.

    Honey Mars Posts: 20

    He has a word tatoo over his eye but I can't zoom in to read it. It also appears he has a prison "tear" tat under his right eye, which usually means they killed someone in the past.

  • posted at 4:03 pm on Mon, Mar 28, 2011.


    Venus, I would like to extend the same invitation to you that I did to Elaine: if you have any information you are willing to give us, please call the newsroom and ask to speak to me. We would appreciate it. Thanks.

  • posted at 12:02 pm on Mon, Mar 28, 2011.



    We're trying to gather more information for a follow-up story, could you please give us a call at the News-Sentinel? Rest assured we do not want to identify victims until names are publicly released, but any information you can provide us would be very helpful.

    The News-Sentinel number is (209) 369-7035


  • elaine brown posted at 6:57 am on Mon, Mar 28, 2011.

    elaine brown Posts: 1

    It's a miracle that the intended victim was at my ex-husband's home. She usually has my grandkids at her home. This truly was an act of GOD. Wow. This was close. I hope this can be a profound lesson to all who read this post. It's not what YOU are doing, it's often who YOU become involved with. I'm sad for those that have been killed. I know their names but until they are publicly identified, it's not my place to name them. Blessing to all.



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