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Old Time Crime: Deadly Scottsdale stabbing goes unsolved 20 years later

Old Time Crime: 18-year Scottsdale deadly stabbing goes unsolved
Posted at 7:00 AM, Feb 04, 2018
and last updated 2020-02-05 07:01:18-05

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.