Old Time Crime: 18-year Scottsdale deadly stabbing goes unsolved

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Eighteen years ago this week, a young man was stabbed to death after a rodeo dance in Scottsdale. 

It was just after midnight on February 5, 2000, when 22-year-old Shawn Smith and a friend were walking through a parking lot at Rawhide, when it was in north Scottsdale. 

Shawn was leaving after he had attended a dance that was held after the Parada Del Sol Rodeo. 

Scottsdale police say a man approached him and his friend and pulled a knife. 

Shawn was stabbed and later pronounced dead at the hospital while his friend was slightly injured. 

Scottsdale police continue to look for answers.

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