Kevin Caprice Smith

Kevin Caprice Smith has been convicted of first-degree murder in connection to the March 2017 shooting death of Vastoria Lucas.

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A Davidson County jury has convicted a man of first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a high school student in East Nashville. 

According to the Office of the District Attorney General, 30-year-old Kevin Smith has been convicted of the murder of 19-year-old Vastoria Lucas and the attempted murder of another person. Lucas was shot near her East Nashville home in March of 2017 while dribbling a basketball on the playground.

Smith was convicted in Criminal Court Division V on Thursday. The jury took less than an hour to convict him. 

Smith now faces a mandatory life sentence with the first degree murder conviction. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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