MONTGOMERY — The Montgomery Police Department has made an arrest in the
July 29, 2013, shooting death of 33-year-old Ernest Belser.
At about 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 29, Montgomery Police and Fire Medics responded
to the 3900 block of Norman Bridge Road after receiving a report of a subject shot. There
they located the victim, Belser, who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was
pronounced dead at the scene.
Amendo Smith, 26, of Montgomery was identified as a suspect after further investigation
indicated that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing altercation between the victim and
suspect over a drug debt of $20.00.
Amendo Smith turned himself into MPD detectives during the early morning hours of
July 30, 2013 and was charged with one count of capital murder. Following his arrest,
Smith was transported to the Montgomery County Detention Facility, where he is being
held without bond.
Belser’s death is Montgomery’s 33rd homicide of 2013. No additional information is
available for release relative to this ongoing investigation.
Note: A criminal charge is an accusation. The defendant is assumed innocent unless and
until proven guilty.
(Source: Montogmery PD)