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Smith indicted in attempted murder

A Monroe County grand jury Friday indicted Samuel J. Smith, 23, on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and first-degree criminal use of a firearm for his alleged involvement in a May 20 shooting that seriously wounded a 17-year-old girl on Danforth Street in the city of Rochester.

The pregnant woman was shot in the abdomen. She and her unborn child survived the attack and were recently released from Strong Memorial Hospital.  

Smith, who fled the scene after the shooting, was caught days later by investigators of the Rochester Police Department, who worked closely with members of the community to identify and locate the defendant.

“Anyone who would produce a handgun and shoot another person in the street in broad daylight is clearly a threat to the community, but to perpetrate such a crime against an unarmed, pregnant woman is particularly callous,” said First Assistant District Attorney Kelly C. Wolford.

Smith remains in Monroe County jail on $100,000 bail or $250,000 bond. He will be arraigned on the charges Wednesday.