Trial connected to fatal Superior shooting remains on court calendar
The trial for a Duluth man facing a felony charge in connection with a fatal 2017 New Year's Day shooting in Superior remains set for Feb. 27 following a Monday hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Kyle Androsky, 21, was killed the morning of Jan. 1, 2017, in an alley behind Third Base Bar. His brother, David Androsky Jr., suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.
Jamar Maurice Smith, 26, is facing felony possession of a firearm by outstate felon and misdemeanor bail jumping.
In addition, Smith faces felony battery by prisoner for a July 23 incident in the Douglas County Jail and misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, violate foreign protection order and bail jumping in relation to incidents that took place in Superior in 2015 and 2016.
According to the criminal complaint:
A witness saw Kyle Androsky having an argument with several black males behind the bar the morning of Jan. 1, 2017, and saw one male with a gun pointed in the air. The witness then ran toward the nearby Capri Bar and heard gunshots.
The witness was able to point out the male he saw with the gun in body camera footage recorded at the bar earlier that morning during a walk-through by Superior police officers. The man was identified as "Band-Aid" Smith by other people who had been present in the bar that morning. Officers were able to identify him as Jamar Maurice Smith through his Facebook profile.
Smith was convicted of felony assault in Traverse County, Minnesota in 2013, according to the complaint, for assaulting another person and causing her to suffer unconsciousness.
The firearm charge, a class G felony, carries a maximum penalty of 10 year imprisonment and a fine of up to $25,000.
When contacted in late December, Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander said there had been no new developments.
"But we are still actively investigating this case and will continue until all parties responsible have been identified and held accountable for their actions," Alexander said.
The police chief said he viewed the shooting as a tragic and unnecessary loss of life and that his prayers go out to Kyle's family and friends.
"I echo Nick's sentiment and hope in the end we can deliver them the justice they deserve," said Douglas County District Attorney Mark Fruehauf, who hadn't even taken office when he viewed the crime scene. "Few other cases, if any, have occupied more of my time and thoughts than this one."