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Bail raised for Hubert Smith, accused of shooting his neighbors, who’s facing new charges

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WAUKESHA COUNTY — Hubert Smith, the 77-year-old Brookfield man accused of shooting at three of his neighbors, injuring two of them was in court for a hearing on Monday, February 8th — and his bail was increased. This, as Smith is facing new charges for an alleged incident that occurred at an Extended Stay hotel in Brookfield on February 1st.

Hubert Smith

Hubert Smith

Smith faces three charges in connection with the October shooting incident in Brookfield — three counts of attempted first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon.

In court on Monday, Smith’s bail was raised to $525,000.

A hearing was then scheduled for April 11th.

Smith allegedly told police the shooting was a result of “blind rage.”

According to police, three neighbors were talking in a backyard and got into a dispute with a fourth neighbor, later identified as Smith. During the dispute, Smith went into his home and returned with a weapon and began to shoot. He struck two of his neighbors.

Smith told police he believed his neighbors were taunting him. Investigators questioned Smith about what happened — and according to the criminal complaint, Smith told them his neighbors were bullies.

Hubert Smith

Hubert Smith

Three new charges were filed against Smith on February 2nd:

  • Felony bail jumping
  • Misdemeanor battery
  • Misdemeanor disorderly conduct

Smith is accused of attacking a hotel employee at an Extended Stay hotel in Brookfield on February 1st. Smith had apparently been staying there for quite some time.

According to police, Smith became agitated when a hotel employee knocked on another guest’s door. Police say Smith apparently snapped and grabbed the employee by the throat.

The hotel employee wasn’t hurt — but police said there were marks that were visible on his neck.

Police said Smith was cooperative when officers arrived to arrest him. He was taken to the Waukesha County Jail.

Smith will be in court for his preliminary hearing on these new charges on February 17th.


  • sarcasticass219

    So let me get this right here. He attempted to kill a few people, after a fight, jumped bail the first time, assaulted someone for knocking on a different door from his and was some form of disorderly and he still can make bail? WTF? On the attempted 1st degrees he should have been remanded there alone. Anyone with “blind rage” shouldn’t be allowed other fellow normal people for the harm they can cause especially if there is a weapon near by. Oh but wait this scumbag has rights you say? Well so do the people he has harmed. What did that poor kid do to deserve to be chocked? What if he had been in his room with a gun then what could’ve happened? This douche just needs to chew on his gun and use his big toe to squeeze 1 round off. If they have taken his guns might I suggest a shoelace or plastic bag? Don’t worry Herbert the Devil himself has a reservation on the bus to Hell with your name on it. Enjoy the ride because it will be the only sightseeing youll get for some time. If you don’t take the easy way out I hope the sentence they hand you will be none other than a life sentence. The way it looks even 20 yrs the guards will be hauling your body out in a trash bag because frankly I don’t see you doing hard time for too long with your advanced age and “blind rage” just 2 of many things that don’t mix too well in the clink. Good luck.

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