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Dying Too Young: Raymond Leon Smith Jr.

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Raymond Leon Smith Jr.

Age: 17

Place of residence: Oklahoma City

Died: Dec. 17, 2006

What happened: Smith, a Job Corps participant who was working to obtain a GED, had recently moved to Guthrie. He came home to 1818 N Jordan Ave. for the holidays. He answered the door about 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 17 and was fatally shot in the chest.

Other: Two alleged gang members were arrested and charged with murdering Smith, but the case was dismissed last year. has disabled the comments for this article.