The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides

Justified Homicides

Steven Hurston


Date: 03/26/2016


Gender: Male


Age: 19


Race: Black


Time: 12:00 a.m.


Status: Justified

What happened:

Steven Hurston, 19, is shot to death while apparently attempting to rob another man. The shooter, 30-year-old Joshua Smith, tells police that Hurston pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

Note: Justified homicides are included in The Toll. After investigation, officials have determined that this homicide was justified.


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