Man charged in drive-by shooting

Published On: Oct 09 2012 12:35:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 09 2012 08:55:07 AM EDT

Miami police arrest a man in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in August.


Miami police arrested a man in connection with a fatal drive-by shooting in August.

Ansel Smart, 19, was booked into jail on Saturday. He was charged with first-degree murder.

"This is a good day for all of us," said Joann Lampley, the victim's grandmother. "I know you have a sister, a mother. How would you like for somebody to just kill your family? Just like that."

"I want to look him in the face and let him know where there's a will, there's a way, there's a God. God is real strong. God did his job -- caught him," said Mary Lampley, the victim's mother.

"Justice has now been served. Now, she can rest in peace," said Princess, Lampley's sister.

According to investigators, Lakisha Lampley, 25, was shot and killed August 12 after her, her sister, a cousin and three male friends left Club Romance. They were ambushed along Northwest 36th Street between 12th  and 14th Avenues in Allapatah about 3:30 a.m. Police later released surveillance video of a SUV where the shots came from.

"Everything happened so quick," said Princess. "They just pulled on the side of us and started shooting."

Princess was sitting on Lakisha's lap when she realized her sister had been shot.

"My sister was innocent. She didn't deserve that," said Princess.

Smart was being held on no bond.

"We will be there every time they go to court," said Crystal Foster, Lakisha Lampley's sister-in-law.

"We not going to do no plea bargain or nothing," said Joann Lampley. "We just want him there forever. Forever."


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