AUSTIN, Texas – Two teens have been arrested in connection to the death of an 18-year-old on Friday in northwest Austin.

  • Carson Smith killed in northwest Austin stabbing
  • Two minors arrested in connection
  • Counselors will be at Anderson High School

Carson McCullough Smith was stabbed on the 8100 block of Sonnet Avenue at 5:56 p.m. Austin/Travis County EMS found Smith with trauma to his body and transported him to Dell Seton Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Austin police located several witnesses and were able to identify two suspects. One 15-year-old was taken into custody Saturday morning for stabbing, and the other, a 13-year-old was arrested on Sunday.

“It’s very rare, this age is very rare and surprising, shocking,” Sgt. Eric De Los Santos of the Austin Police Department said.

Both of the suspects are being held at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Justice Center. The District Attorney will determine if they will be charged as adults.

“[The investigation is] in the early phases and there are legal issues that we have to resolve, before we can say things. I know everybody wants to know and the public wants to know, and they have a genuine concern, and we want to get that information out there and as soon as we can we will,” De Los Santos said.  

Smith was pronounced dead on Saturday at 8:27 p.m. The family said they have decided to donate Smith’s organs, so that he may live on by helping others.

“Obviously, they’re deepened saddened they just lost a child, I mean, like any of us would be if we lost our child,” De Los Santos said.  

Smith was a student at Anderson High School. Counselors will be on campus to talk to students on Monday. The school's principal sent an email to parents informing them of the situation. In the letter, principal Sammi Harrison said, “[Monday] will be quite busy while we support students’ individual needs and teachers who are feeling the loss of an intelligent and promising young man."

Detectives are investigating Smith's death and are still urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.