Black leader killed in a Tulsa Tulsa campaign rally

Bixby, Oklahoma (AP) —Black business leader and community activist who participated to fight Tulsa’s civilian leaders-President Donald Trump as one of the deadliest whites in the United States on June 16 Plans to Hold a Campaign Rally in a Known City-A black mob attack was killed as police described it as a domestic incident at her home.

Investigators were trying to create a timeline on Thursday at his home in the suburbs of Tulsa, Bixby, Oklahoma, where Sherry Gamble Smith and her husband, Martin Everett Smith, were fatally injured.

Around 8 am Wednesday, police were dispatched on the phone about the reported death and went to Smith’s house, where Gambling Smith was found dead and her husband injured. Her husband later died in the hospital.

A Bixby police statement issued Wednesday night said that Gambling Smith’s death “looks essentially domestic, but the timeline and investigations to determine what led to this tragedy It’s still in progress. “

Gamblesmith was the chairman of the Blackwall Street Chamber of Commerce, named after the Greenwood Commercial District in Tulsa, where white mobs burned in 1921. His area never recovered..

She voiced against President Donald Trump’s plans to hold the first campaign rally there during the COVID era. June 16, 2020.

“Choosing a date, coming to Tulsa is completely rude and even slaps can happen,” she said before the Trump campaign rally. Postpone the event by one day..

Trump’s event National protest Only a few weeks after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd.

Community leaders expressed shock and sadness about Gamblesmith’s death.

Pastor Jamal Dier of the Friendship Church said KTUL-TV He said, “Broken … shattered … I have a lot of questions and I’m really, really at a loss.”

“This is a huge loss for our community,” he added.

Phil Armstrong, a longtime friend of the Greenwood Rising Group, told KTUL that the power behind this year’s Greenwood June celebration is Gamble Smith.

“When I hear the word” passing the torch “from the old generation to the young generation. She was that person. “