32-year-old Latoya Lynette Smith of Statesville was arrested by Statesville Police Officers. She's charged with felony voluntary manslaughter
According to information released by the Statesville Police Department, Monday (July 6), shortly after 6:30 a.m., officers responded to the 900 block of Adams Street regarding an alleged trespasser. Upon arriving at the scene, the body of 54-year-old Alexis Christopher Barber of Statesville was found near the driveway.
The Statesville Fire Department and Iredell County EMS pronounced Mr. Barber deceased at the scene after attempting to revive him. Statesville Police say Latoya Smith fatally shot the victim after an encounter outside of her residence. Smith was arrested later and charged with the manslaughter count. The investigation into this incident is continuing.
Smith was brought to the Iredell County Detention Center where bond was set at $300,000 secured. She has since been released on that bond amount. The next District Court date for Smith is July 29 in Statesville. If you have any information on this case you are asked to call Statesville Police at 704-878-3406 or Iredell County Crime Stoppers at 704-662-1340.