Brian Smith

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Smith, a sportscaster with CJOH-TV and one of the most popular television sports reporters in Toronto, died a day after he was shot in the head by a man waiting in a parking lot outside the station building in Ottawa. When Smith walked out the station’s main door after a broadcast, he was gunned down by Jeffrey Arenburg. According to the police, Arenburg bore a grudge against the media and wished to harm a media personality. Arenburg, who turned himself in, had been charged three years earlier with assaulting a man who worked at a radio station in Bridgewater after accusing the station of meddling with his mind and transmitting his “future thoughts.”