Police shooting suspect’s past and police history at the Westerville home
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — 6 On Your Side has been digging into the police history at the home where the two officers were shot as well as the suspect’s criminal background.
According to Westerville police records, a domestic violence call brought officers out to the same 312 Cross Wind Drive address after Quentin Lamar Smith’s wife called the police.
In the report, Smith’s wife tells police the two are separated and she wanted him to leave. She stated he was moving out but he was drunk in her garage and doing something to her car.
Two months later in late November 2017, another domestic violence call from the same address.
In the report, Smith and his wife got into an argument after she accused him of cheating and that he gave her an STD. Smith called the cops after she locked him out. Smith denied he cheated on his wife or that he gave her an STD.
In the same November report, police state Smith’s wife previously went to the police department about protection orders. The woman explained how she and Smith weren’t getting along and how she just found out she had an STD. She also stated Smith forced himself on her one night. The woman expressed how when she threatens to leave, Smith says he’s going to kill her, their daughter and himself. She added Smith has a gun that he keeps close. A gun he isn’t supposed to have since he’s a convicted felon but a friend bought it for Smith.
Just last month, police were called for a disturbance. In the report, the couple claimed they hadn’t been arguing and did not need help from police. Police stated Smith’s mom called saying her son and his wife were fighting and he texted her wanting the police.
In June 2017, Smith was arrested after he went to the Westerville police department about a handicap parking ticket. Police learned he had a warrant by the Capital Area Humane Society prohibiting companion animals.
He and his wife filed for divorce in August 2016. Cuyahoga County court records show it was a contested divorce in February 2017.
Records show Smith had a previous marriage in Cuyahoga county that ended in divorce in 2010.
In 2008, Smith pled guilty to burglary and domestic violence also in Cuyahoga County.
6 On Your Side did reach out to Smith’s estranged wife. A woman answered the phone and stated they had no comment.