Detectives Seeking Tips in 2018 Spring Hill Home Invasion Homicide

Alek Smith, then 22
Spring Hill resident Alek Smith, then 22, was the victim of an incident of what is described as ‘homicidal violence’ during a home invasion at his residence on Legend Street in Spring Hill.

UPDATE 10/21/2020 12:47 PM: The Florida Sheriff’s Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (CAAP) will pay an enhanced reward of $5,000 for information leading to the identity of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Alek Smith. The CAAP reward of $5,000 is in addition to the Hernando County Crime Stoppers reward of $3,000, for a total reward of $8,000. The person providing the information can/will remain anonymous. All tips must be submitted through Crime Stoppers. Please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet at http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com.

SPRING HILL, FL – Hernando County Sheriff’s detectives are seeking assistance from the public to help solve a Homicide that occurred in 2018. According to detectives, during the early morning hours of October 16, 2018, Spring Hill resident Alek Smith, then 22, was the victim of an incident of what is described as ‘homicidal violence’ during a home invasion at his residence on Legend Street in Spring Hill.

Detectives have worked tirelessly on this case for the last 24 months, but need the public’s help. Even the smallest piece of information may be useful. Anyone who has information about possible suspects in this case is asked to call Detective David Kortman at 352-754-6830, or to remain anonymous, call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-8477.

UPDATE 10/21/2020 12:47 PM: The Florida Sheriff’s Association Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (CAAP) will pay an enhanced reward of $5,000 for information leading to the identity of the person(s) responsible for the murder of Alek Smith. The CAAP reward of $5,000 is in addition to the Hernando County Crime Stoppers reward of $3,000, for a total reward of $8,000. The person providing the information can/will remain anonymous. All tips must be submitted through Crime Stoppers. Please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477) or submit your tip via the internet at http://www.hernandocountycrimestoppers.com.


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