Taylor Ray Stevenson, 25, of Greenville dies in fatal Smith County TX officer shooting – Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Smith County TX officer shooting death of Taylor Ray Stevenson – Obituary

SMITH COUNTY, TX – The man shot and pronounced deceased as he was breaking into a residence in the Lindale area where a mother and her two children were sheltering has been named.

Taylor Ray Stevenson, 25, of Greenville, has been identified as the guy who broke in via a window and kicked through the locked bedroom door where the lady and her two children were hiding.

Once inside the residence, Stevenson began beating the woman and attempting to seize her phone.

When the Smith County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, it was unclear if Stevenson had his gun with him. Deputies attempted to deescalate the situation until 2:13 a.m., when it was discovered that Stevenson had his weapon. Shots were fired at him, who was subsequently treated on the spot by EMS teams. He was taken to UT Main, where it was confirmed that he died upon arrival.