For Immediate Release
March 11, 2022
MCTXSheriff Investigates Fatal Stabbing at Large Gathering
On March 12, 2022, at about 9:00 PM, Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a disturbance in progress in the 1600 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. in Montgomery. While Deputies were en route, updated information received by dispatch indicated that there was a possible stabbing on location. When Deputies arrived, they found a large gathering of people, and one individual who appeared to have been stabbed, and was unresponsive. EMS was summoned, and Deputies immediately began life-saving measures. Despite their efforts, 33-year-old Steven Smith of Louisiana succumbed to his injuries. A suspect was identified on scene and detained.
Detectives with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Homicide / Violent Crimes Unit arrived shortly thereafter to begin piecing together the events that led to this tragic incident. At this time, the investigation is still ongoing. The identity of the suspect is being withheld pending the completion of the investigation and the filing of formal charges.
Specialist Lee Knudsen
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
Administrative Services Division