Fort Worth, Texas – A star White athlete from a prestigious Christian school was shot dead outside of a nightclub Friday. In response, Police arrested a Mestizo criminal on probation who confessed to the crime and planned on killing more.
On Friday morning at approximately 1 a.m., 21-year-old Wes Smith of Germantown, Tennesee, was shot and killed after suffering a total of three gunshot wounds—one to the head—outside a bar in the West 7th District of Fort Worth. According to Police, the suspect, 21-year-old Matthew Purdy, opened fire on Smith after a brief interaction, shooting the talented football, basketball, and lacrosse star in the stomach and shoulder.
Purdy—who appears to be of mixed-race Mestizo descent—then fired again, this time aiming at Smith’s head execution style as he fell to the pavement. Smith was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead 30 minutes later. According to reports, numerous individuals witnessed the alleged murder, with one female witness even falling victim to a pistol-whipping as Purdy fled the scene on foot.
With the assistance of a helicopter and foot patrols, authorities quickly apprehended Purdy, patted him down, and placed him in the back of a patrol car. Sometime later, they noticed suspicious movement in the backseat. That’s when they discovered that Purdy still had the handgun on him. Reports state that Purdy had hidden the murder weapon somewhere in his crotch and attempted to disassemble and discard pieces of evidence out of the window.
During interrogation, Purdy confessed to the killing and admitted to shooting Smith a third time in the head “because he wanted to make sure he was dead,” according to an affidavit. Purdy also revealed that he would have continued shooting at nearby witnesses if he hadn’t “run out of ammunition.”
While the glaring racial dynamics between Smith and Purdy hint at a potential motive, Police remain baffled as to why the shooting occurred in the first place. Media narratives surrounding the incident have, so far, strategically framed the murder of Smith as a mere “random act of violence.” In an interview, Police stated they were “unable to explain why he shot Smith, and the two are not believed to have known each other.”
Prior to the self-confessed murder, Purdy was already on probation in 2022 for a charge of aggravated robbery in Tarrant County, home of the minority-majority city of Fort Worth. Purdy is now being held in the Tarrant County Jail on a $500,000 bond and faces a new charge of murder. It is currently unknown if prosecutors plan to demand hate crime charges for the killing of Wes Smith, but the Justice Report will continue to provide updates as they become available.
Before his death, Smith attended the prestigious Texas Christian University and majored in finance. He played lacrosse, basketball, and football, and coached a team that counts the mayor’s son as a player. Smith is remembered as a “remarkable” person who was once named Defensive Player of the Year in his home state of Tennessee. While tragic, the murder hits twice as hard for the citizens of Memphis. Smith’s death happens to land on the anniversary of the brutal murder of another Tennessee native, Eliza Fletcher, who just last year was kidnapped, raped, and left for dead while out on an early morning run.
“We are devastated by the tragic death of one of our students, junior Wes Smith from Germantown, Tennessee,” said a spokesperson for Texas Christian Unversity in a request for comment by ABC 8. “He was a beloved member of our community, and we grieve with his family and friends,”
Devastated, the Smith family released a statement in memory of their prodigal son, stating, “Wes was truly an amazing and loving son, brother, cousin, and friend to so many. We are heartbroken by his passing and ask for the space to grieve during this terribly difficult time.”
‘I was truly shocked by violence for a young man who truly cared so much for everyone,’ said Timothy Gibson, head of St. George’s Independent School in Memphis, where Smith Graduated in 2021. “He was a varsity football player. He played varsity basketball, (sic) varsity lacrosse. He was our student body president, and he was our prefect of athletics…Wes was always a leader who made everyone around him better.”
While the communities of Fort Worth and Memphis are heartbroken by the loss of yet another talented White man, the killing merely echoes a stark increase in violent crimes carried out on behalf of America’s burgeoning non-White populations. According to a report by the White Papers Policy Institute, the Lone Star state has been rocked by a series of high-profile violent crimes in recent years, whose perpetrators are largely believed to be of mestizo or illegal immigrant descent. Despite the uptick, some towns and municipalities continue to skew the records in an attempt to bury or obfuscate the unspoken racial problem from a concerned public.
The city of Fort Worth itself has long been transformed into a cauldron of non-White violence and overall criminality. As of the 2020 U.S Census report, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex clocked in at a meager 42% non-Hispanic White, flanked by growing Black and Mestizo populations as unfettered immigration into the United States continues. According to a follow-up report by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, crime in the West 7th District—the area where Wes Smith was murdered—experienced a 15% increase in the first 10 months of 2022. Other quality-of-life crimes, like public intoxication, rose 8%.
“I always hear gunshots,” said Lunden Gabel, a Forth Worth resident in an interview with the Star-Telegram. “There’s always cops down here. There’s always something. There’s always a fight or something.”
Violence, crime, and other acts of public disorder exhibited by non-Whites have even begun to slink out from major cities and into small towns, including those that once acted as a refuge from racial chaos. In Keene Texas, a White man working at a Sonic fast food restaurant was allegedly gunned down by a pre-teen Mestizo armed with an assault rifle. According to reports, the murder was carried out after the employee tried to stop two men from urinating in the parking lot.
In the North Texas town of Providence Village, the small, predominantly White enclave fell victim to a series of crimes after Black Section 8 residents were forcibly integrated by the Texas state legislature. The crimes, which included a double murder and a violent stabbing, each saw innocent White people as victims, and Black people, as suspects.
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