Smith, a 23-year veteran of the department, was shot by a
colleague at about 2 p.m. Tuesday while the officers were searching an
apartment at 6450 Dougherty Road.
he apartment was the home of a man believed to have stolen a car
from the Hayward BART station on Jan. 15 and then used it to rob a victim at
the Fruitvale station later that day.
The suspect, 20-year-old John Henry Lee, was in custody at the
time of the search, and authorities have not yet released specific details
about what went wrong the day of Smith's shooting.
Smith is survived by his wife Kellie, who heads the BART Police
Department's K-9 unit, and their 6-year-old daughter.