ShotSpotter leads to arrest of former OSU wide receiver

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — An Ohio man was arrested Saturday after ShotSpotter alerted police to shots fired in the Linden area.

Around 11 a.m. Saturday, officers followed up on a ShotSpotter report along Cordell Avenue in Columbus. Officers located two shell casings behind 1731 East 26th Avenue.

Officers talked to people in the neighborhood, particularly one who was at the address where the shots were fired. He claimed he knew nothing about shots being fired.

Police heard from others in the neighborhood that there was a big party at that address the night before. Officers also found there had been several runs at the home where SWAT and the U.S. Marshals had been there looking for a felon.

Officers then identified the person they had spoken with as 26-year-old Corey D. Smith Jr. of Barberton, Ohio. He had several warrants for his arrest out of Akron, including aggravated robbery.

SWAT responded and took Smith into custody as he left the home.

Smith was a wide receiver for the Ohio State Buckeyes from 2013-2016.

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