“Smithfield police shot and killed a Maryland man who, they say, refused to obey police demands to drop his handgun after assaulting another man Sunday night.
Darryl C. Wiggins, 47, of Baltimore, Md., was shot and killed, according to a report by Lt. R.K. Powell of the Smithfield Police Department.
Officers were dispatched to 208 North St. around 9:30 p.m. to respond to a report of gunshots. When they arrived, they found two men outside an apartment. Wiggins was holding a handgun, and the other man appeared to have been assaulted, according to Powell’s report.
After police shot Wiggins, both men were taken to Johnston Medical Center in Smithfield.
Wiggins died while being treated.’