Oct. 17 hearing is set in killing over dirt bike

Posted: August 15, 2007

The teenager accused of fatally shooting 16-year-old Luis Navarro Jr. and stealing his new dirt bike at Tacony Creek Park will face a preliminary hearing Oct. 17.

Judge James M. DeLeon yesterday set the date for Eric Smith, also 16, of the 800 block of Granite Street in the city's Summerdale section. According to police, Smith shot Navarro in the back July 28 and stole his $3,000 Kawasaki motorcycle, which Navarro's family had given him as a reward for good grades.- Vernon Clark

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