Former Chief of Staff for the Arizona State Senate, Christopher Smith, was found shot to death on Saturday night in South Phoenix. The former mover and shaker in the State Senate served throughout the 1990′s until 2000.
According to police reports, the 51-year-old Smith was found shot several time in his vehicle located in the 1000 block of south 18th Avenue.
Smith also served as Executive Director at the prestigious Goldwater Institute.
He is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and three daughters, Roxanne, Sophia and Isabella.
We will follow this story as it develops.
Here is the video from ABC-15: