May 22nd, 2020
Henry Wood, 17, was shot and killed in front of his home at 1107 E. Saphire Drive. Police say James Edward Smith, 19, exchanged messages with Wood the day before the shooting and said Wood “was upset with him over a rumor” so he decided to go talk to him. On the way to Wood’s house, Smith said he picked up Emmanuel Espinoza, 20, who allegedly fired at Wood’s home eight times as they drove by. Smith and Espinoza, 20, are both charged with murder. A friend of Wood told police Smith had been giving him “a hard time” and he had asked Wood to talk to Smith about it. After the shooting, Smith sent the friend a message stating, “ur homie jus got smoked,” charges say.