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Winston Smith's funeral set for Saturday

Winston Smith. Photo: Courtesy of family.. Winston Smith.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: June 10, 2021 03:30 PM
Created: June 10, 2021 01:44 PM

The funeral for Winston Smith, a man shot and killed by law enforcement in Uptown last week, has been set for Saturday.

Smith, 32, a local musician and YouTube personality, was killed after two sheriff's deputies — one each from Ramsey and Hennepin counties, working for the U.S. Marshals in Minnesota — shot him during an attempted warrant arrest regarding a suspected firearms violation. No body cameras were present and active during the incident, due to federal law enforcement protocol.

According to Smith's obituary, he attended Hiawatha Elementary, Folwell Middle and Coon Rapids High School.

"Winston was energetic, full of life, always a prankster and very funny. He had a heart of gold, and would help anyone that was in need. He loved his children and hanging out with family and friends," the post reads, in part.


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