David Cobb and Vincent Smothers
DETROIT — Vincent Smothers, 27, has confessed to the killing of a police officer’s wife. Rose Cobb, 47, wife of Sgt. David Cobb, was shot multiple times while she sat inside the couples minivan outside of a CVS on Dec 27th of last year. David Cobb had been inside the store at the time. Smothers has now said that the murder of Cobb had been a hit, and David Cobb was the one who paid him to do it.
Smothers described himself as a professional hitman and claims he was paid $1,500 by Cobb to murder Rose Cobb. Smothers had an arrest warrant on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault with intent to murder and firearm offenses. He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June. Smothers has served time before on concealed weapons charges. He has now confessed to the murders of nine other people.
His family states that Vincent changed after his 15-year-old sister, a promising athlete who had been offered volleyball scholarships, was shot to death in the family’s driveway by a neighbor while she played basketball. They say he lost it.
“That boy must have felt the world was nothing but murder and if someone could murder his baby sister like that … he may hate the world enough to murder people.”
David Cobb was arrested only hours after the arrest of Smothers. Police went to his home on Sunday morning and Cobb was arrested without incident. He is currently being held while waiting to be arraigned on felony charges. Family members and friends of David and Rose Cobb are shocked over the arrest.