FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS—The Greenwood Police Department, Leflore County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi Bureau of Investigations, with the assistance of the Attorney General’s Office are continuing the investigation of the shooting death of Keaira Byrd that occured April 28, 2012 at the Law Office of Lee Abraham located in Greenwood, MS.
Keaira Byrd had established a meeting with Lee Abraham at Abraham’s Law office. When Byrd entered Abraham’s office wearing a ski mask, he pointed an assault weapon at one of the AG Investigators who was wearing a protective vest labeled “POLICE”. Byrd was killed and his accomplice, Derrick Lacy was shot several times. A bullet grazed one of the AG investigator’s legs. He was treated at the hospital and released.
Based on interviews and evidence, Dr. Ralph Arnold Smith, Jr. and Derrick Lacy have been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder, as a result of conspiring, along with Keaira Byrd, to murder Lee Abraham. Smith and Lacy have also been charged with capital/felony murder as a result of the killing of Keaira Byrd during the commission of the felony crime of burglary.
See attached Affidavit and Search Warrant.