Isaac Smith is believed to have been the only intended target. An ongoing dispute between Isaac Smith and Rodney Smith, who are not related, was intensely personal.
According to court records, the bad blood stretches back at least to December, when Isaac Smith (today's shooting victim), his brother, 24-year-old Leander Lamar Louis, and their friend, 19-year-old Rashad McCuin, got into an argument with Rodney Smith (today's shooter) outside a store in the 5800 block of South 19th Avenue.
At least one of the men punched Rodney Smith, knocking him to the ground, the records show, and all three men punched and kicked him as he was on the ground. Rodney Smith's jaw was broken in two places and Isaac Smith subsequently admitted to police that he punched and kicked Rodney Smith during the fight, records show.
All three defendants pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Isaac Smith and Louis were sentenced to probation, while McCuin was sentenced to 18 months in prison.