A horrible tragedy happened in Troy on Monday where a 21 year old Albany man was stabbed to death. 21 year old Takim Smith was visiting a woman at the Corliss Park Apartment Building when two teens allegedly made their way into the apartment and stabbed him multiple times.

Smith was said to be a great person and better family man. He was the father of three young children with one on the way. In addition to studying accounting at Bryant and Stratton College, he worked two jobs to provide for his family.

Surveillance footage helped police capture 16 year old Ahziarh Carter and 17 year old Keith Ferguson. The two have been charged with second degree murder. Police describe the horrific crime scene in a Times Union article.

Smith’s family believes he was targeted because he was recently granted a large sum of money in a settlement suit. If you knew Smith personally, feel free to share your memories and prayers for the family in the comments below.