Philadelphia Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault in Coatesville

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COATESVILLE, PA — On Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 2024, the Coatesville Police Department apprehended 23-year-old Sharode Smith of Philadelphia following an incident involving gunfire. According to police reports, officers were dispatched to the vicinity of 31 South 10th Avenue around 4:25 P.M., after receiving calls about shots being fired into the air.

The initial report stemmed from a confrontation that occurred on the 700 block of East Harmony Street. A caller recounted an encounter with Smith and a female companion. After a casual greeting led to a misunderstanding, an argument ensued, during which Smith allegedly brandished a firearm and discharged it in the direction of the caller.

Authorities located Smith without incident in the 500 block of East Harmony Street, where he was found in possession of a firearm. He was subsequently charged with aggravated assault among other related offenses. Following arraignment, Smith was detained at the Chester County Prison, unable to post the $50,000 bail set.

It is important to note that all details provided are based on initial reports and the situation may evolve as further information becomes available. The charges against Smith are allegations, and like all individuals accused of a crime, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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