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Tariq Smith was tried by jury and convicted of murder and several other crimes in connection with the fatal shooting of Emmanuel Opoku-Afari. Smith appealed, contending that the trial court erred when it removed one of the jurors after the evidence was closed. After review, the Supreme Court found no merit in that contention, but noted that the trial court erred when it failed to sentence Smith for attempted armed robbery and the unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Accordingly, the Supreme Court affirmed in part, vacated in part, and remanded for resentencing.