Bass Pro shooting suspect released from jail on bond

Baldwin County

BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — The man accused of opening fire into Bass Pro Shops on September 5, 2020, is out on bond.

The following is a statement sent by the Spanish Fort Police Department:

“I am concerned that the suspect in the Bass Pro shooting incident, Robert Smith, was released on a reduced bond today from the Baldwin County jail. Smith’s actions on September 5th represented a clear disregard for human life as he fired dozens of rounds from multiple weapons outside a crowded store on a holiday weekend.  Innocent civilians and responding Spanish Fort police officers were all at risk of being potential victims of Smith’s actions. As always, Spanish Fort PD will remain vigilant and ensure the safety of our citizens come first”. #ProtectingTheFort

Chief Barber

According to the Baldwin County Jail records, Robert Smith Jr. posted bond Monday, March 8, after it was reduced last week for a total of $96,500. It was originally set at $570,000 with conditions.

Smith is charged with shooting into an occupied dwelling, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.

Spanish Fort Police say Smith came armed with hundreds of rounds of ammo, several different firearms and was wearing body armor. Spanish Fort Police confiscated several rifles and handguns at Bass Pro along with thousands of rounds of ammunition. More guns and ammo were collected at Smith’s home in Grove Hill.

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