University Mall shooting suspect arrested in Florida


Tyshane Smith, 18, of Burlington, VT is accused of firing a handgun at least five times inside the University Mall in South Burlington, VT on February 1, 2021. The incident left one person hurt.

Authorities have arrested 18 year-old Tyshane Smith for his alleged role in the University Mall shooting that happened on February 1st, 2021.

Smith was arrested in Dade County, Florida Thursday following an extensive investigation.

South Burlington Police said Smith had fired five shots inside the mall during a dispute with someone. An innocent bystander was injured in the shooting. They were hit by a projectile that wasn’t a bullet.

Smith is currently being held in Dade County pending extradition proceedings.

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