Jefferson County, CO. – On November 1, 2020, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 5400 block of West Ottawa Avenue after a male caller stated he shot his wife when she came at him with a weapon. The caller’s wife, Kanokwan (Nok) Smith (DOB 07/25/1973) was found inside their residence and pronounced deceased. Scott Lee Smith (DOB 06/15/75), was identified as the shooter and booked into the Jefferson County Detention Facility on the charge of murder in the first degree. Smith was released several days after being booked in after prosecutors stated the evidence at the time was not sufficient to support criminal charges.
The investigation continued which resulted in Smith being arrested on September 24, 2021 by deputies after an arrest warrant was granted. Smith was booked into the Jefferson County Detention Facility on charges of murder in the first degree, tampering with physical evidence, and domestic violence