Former Ohio State receiver Corey Smith Jr. was arrested on Saturday for several warrants, including aggravated robbery in Akron, as well as firing shots.
Columbus Police investigated the area of 1727 Cordell Ave. on Saturday morning, conducting a ShotSpotter follow-up, according to the CPD Facebook page. ShotSpotter is "an advanced system of sensors, algorithms and artificial intelligence to detect, locate and alert police to gunfire."
According to the Columbus Police Department, Smith claimed to know nothing about shots being fired, but officers found shell casings behind 1731 E. 26th Ave. and an investigation led them back to the address where officers learned there was a party the night before.
SHOTSPOTTER ALERT LEADS TO ARREST OF SHOOTER: 3/16/19@11am officers were working patrol & conducting a @shotspotter follow-up in Linden.
One citizen who claimed to know nothing about shots being fired was arrested for warrants & firing shots. 26yo Corey Smith Jr. of Barberton. pic.twitter.com/ShgrfaZFIe
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) March 18, 2019
After researching the address, officers found that SWAT and U.S. Marshals had been at the house looking for a felon.
Police discovered that 26-year-old Corey D. Smith Jr. of Barberton, Ohio had several warrants, including an aggravated robbery in Akron that he was charged with in July 2018. After comparing a photo to body camera footage, Columbus Police confirmed it was Smith.
SWAT arrived at the address as Smith was spotted leaving. According to police, there was "a short foot chase" before he was arrested.