Poughkeepsie Man Responsible for 2014 Night Club Shooting Sentenced
A Poughkeepsie man, with a long list of criminal convictions, who is responsible for a 2014 shooting outside a night club was sentenced to prison.
Frederick Smith, 25, of Poughkeepsie was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his conviction of 2nd-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a felony.
The conviction is in connection with an event that took place on Jan. 25, 2014, when at least 15 shots were fired by a crowd of people that just exited “Home,” a night club located on 9W in Lloyd. One man who was hit by a bullet collapsed in the parking lot.
According to the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office, after police arrived on the scene, Smith along with co-defendant’s Tahmel Gordon, Jaquan Higgs and DiMetri Moseley, drove away from the scene with Gordon driving.
After a pursuit, police eventually surrounded the vehicle. Smith was seen throwing a loaded semi-automatic pistol out the door. Shortly after Gordon was seen pulling a gun from his waistband. He was shot twice by police. His injuries were not life threatening.
Authorities say, Smith got out of the vehicle and fled into the woods before he was detained and arrested. He has an extensive criminal history. He was convicted of a violent felony assault in Dutchess County in 2012, and is currently serving a 7 year prison sentence for selling narcotics in the City of Poughkeepsie in 2013. Smith also has a number of misdemeanor convictions.