SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Twenty years ago this week, a young man was stabbed to death after a rodeo dance in Scottsdale.
It was just after midnight on Feb. 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.