A Carson City man was sent to a Reno hospital with severe knife wound to the neck and throat after stabbing himself when deputies tried to apprehend him Tuesday morning.
Carson City Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery taking place in the 2300 block of Dori Way in northeast Carson City.
The reporting female informed dispatchers that a man was attacking a pregnant female with a knife. She believed the victim was being stabbed repeatedly and her throat had been “slit” in the back yard of the residence.
As deputies arrived at the scene, a male matching the description of the suspect, later identified as 22-year-old Jordan Webber released a pitbull dog that charged toward officers. The dog was shot and killed by an officer who was rushing into the yard. Webber, just feet away from the deputy, according to Sheriff Ken Furlong, then used a knife to stab himself in the throat before the Deputy was able to subdue him using a Tazer. No other shots were fired.
Weber was treated at the scene by paramedics for a severe knife wound to the neck and throat, and then transported by Care Flight to Renown Medical Center.
The 20 year old pregnant victim was treated at the scene by paramedics for blunt force trauma injuries, believed to be inflicted by a rock and was transported to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
“Knife injuries to the victim had not been confirmed at the scene, but paramedics confirmed that her throat had not been cut as reported,” Furlong said.
The incident is under investigation. Webber was scheduled to appear in court later this week on a previous domestic battery charge.
Webber faces charges of domestic battery and battery with a deadly weapon.