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Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Raises Questions About Washington’s Use of Force Law

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Shooting Death of 18-Year-Old Raises Questions About Washington’s Use of Force Law

by Caleb Powell • Apr 28, 2022 at 11:36 am

The Stranger

A memorial of Todd about half a mile from the scene of his death.

A memorial of Todd about half a mile from the scene of his death. CALEB POWELL

In the early morning hours of June 5, 2021, Todd Smith strayed from a high school graduation party outside Arlington, Washington, near the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. The slender, unarmed, 18-year-old with boyish features approached a house and started knocking on a door. The homeowner exited and shot him. Fatally….more

Written by Caleb Powell

April 29, 2022 at 3:13 pm