16-year-old placed on Massachusetts Most Wanted List

Jayden W. Smith is wanted for a July 2016 homicide

Jayden W. Smith, 16, is wanted for the July 11, 2016 homicide of 29-year-old Jerrod Cohen in Fall River, Mass. (Image Courtesy: Massachusetts State Police)

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts State Police announced on Tuesday that a 16-year-old from Fall River was added to the state’s Most Wanted List for the homicide of 29-year-old Jerrod Cohen.

According to State Police Media Relations, Cohen was shot multiple times on Plain Street in Fall River by two men on July 11, 2016, and later died at the hospital. One of the suspects was arrested, but the second suspect, Jayden W. Smith, remains at large.

active-smith-jayden-william-wanted-poster-1Smith is reportedly a member of the Gangster Disciples street gang and considered armed and dangerous, State Police said. He was charged in a Bristol Superior Court warrant for the following:

  • Homicide
  • Carrying a Firearm Without a License
  • Carrying a Loaded Firearm

State Police describe Smith as an African-American man, about 5’8” tall, with black hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion. They said he has gone by the nickname “Smitty,” and has a tattoo of a six-pointed star on his hand.

A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to Smith’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section at 1-800-KAPTURE (1-800-527-8873).