AG Shapiro Announces Arrest in Philadelphia Mills Mall Murder

April 29, 2021 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG—Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the arrest of a man for the murder of Dominic Billa, 21, at the Philadelphia Mills Mall on March 29, 2021. The man, Gregory Smith of Philadelphia, allegedly shot Billa after a fight inside the mall food court.

“Today, we took a murderer off the streets, but we also mourn the loss of a young life in a senseless act of violence,” said AG Shapiro. “The Billa family has waited for justice and we hope this news helps them begin to heal. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Philadelphia Police Department and our attorneys and agents, this arrest is a step toward justice for the victim and his family.”

Smith is being charged with the murder of Dominic Billa, and a second charge of Attempted Murder for shooting at another man during the Philadelphia Mills Mall incident. At the time of the murder, Smith was on bail awaiting trial on several cases in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties for offenses including Firearms violations, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, Retail Theft and Resisting Arrest.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Attorney General Katherine McDermott and Senior Deputy Attorney General Christopher Phillips. All charges are accusations. The defendant is innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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