In a letter to the editor in today’s edition of The Summerville News, Jacqueline Kay Bates Manning, a sister of Larry Keith Smith who died last week from a self-inflicted gun shot wound says that she is supporting the Summerville Police Department and that officers Lebron Jackson and Philipp Cox did "what they are supposed to do."

Manning’s statements are in response to rumors that have been circulated regarding the incident which involved gunfire from the Summerville Police Officers.  Medical experts have stated that Smith died from the self inflicted gun shot wound and that their was no other wounds to the body.