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The Family, friends, co-workers, and congregation of Amos G. Smith gathered near the corner of Dyer and Meteor Streets in Union City on April 13 for a candlelight vigil to honor the 26-year-old man who was shot and killed near that location on March 2 by officers with the Union City Police Department. Those present demanded answers from the UCPD, who have released few details of the evening they say started with a routine traffic patrol and ended with the death of Smith. Yolanda Smith, Amos' mother, stood with a sign that read "Union City Police Dept. Murders," and she said in an interview that officers with the Union City Police Department told her very little about what had occurred that night, only that her son pointed a gun at them and that the two officers involved wound up shooting him eight times in the back of the head.
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