Sunday, October 7, 2007

1 of 2 teens accused in off-duty cop's murder appears before judge

Etan Horowitz

Sentinel Staff Writer

11:05 AM EDT, October 7, 2007

The 19-year-old man accused of killing Orlando Police Officer Alfred L. Gordon made his first appearance before an Orange County judge this morning.

Davin Smith, 19, was arrested before dawn Saturday in connection with the shooting death and robbery of Gordon outside an ATM machine at the Bank of America branch at Silver Star and North Hiawassee roads.

At a three-minute initial appearance before Judge Faye Allen, Smith's only comment was "Yes ma'am" after the judge read his name.

He has been charged with a community control violation, first-degree murder with a firearm and three other weapons and burglary charges.

At the hearing, Allen ordered Smith to be held without a bond. He is being held at the Orange County Jail.

Smith was released from state prison Aug. 30 after serving a five-year sentence for armed robbery out of Miami-Dade County. He moved to Orlando about a month ago and was on probation.

Hugo Terry, 17, the other man arrested in connection with Gordon's murder, is expected to make his first appearance in juvenile court this afternoon.

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