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Plant City man dies in mom's arms; killer sought

Published: December 20, 2009 Updated: March 23, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Investigators are appealing for the public's help in the shooting of a 22-year-old man who died in his mother's arms.Jerry Smith, who was staying with his mother at 1320 E. Church St., was taken by Plant City Fire Rescue paramedics to South Florida Baptist Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, Plant City police Sgt. Sherri Stwan saidSmith was shot at about 1 a.m. Sunday in the front yard at that address and made it to the door before collapsing, police said.No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Detective Robert McLellan at (813) 757-9200, Ext. 276.