Stabbing victim reported in Carson City at hospital
At approximately 10:40 p.m. Thursday, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center, reporting a “stabbing” victim had arrived at the emergency room. The injuries were substantial and the victim had no identifying information in his possession. Once deputies arrived at the scene, they were able to determine by video surveillance the victim drove himself to the hospital in a car, a red Chevrolet Camaro, which was parked outside the hospital. The victim’s identity was determined through the vehicle registration and later confirmed by family members.
Detectives believe the victim arrived in Reno on a bus from San Francisco in the late afternoon, and was last seen in the downtown area of Reno, shortly after 6:30 p.m. Family members have stated the victim was coming home from a short trip to the Ukraine. The victim would have been carrying several pieces of luggage and may have eaten at a downtown area fast food restaurant, while he was attempting to get a ride to Carson City. Detectives believe he arrived safely at his father’s Thompson Street residence in West Carson at some undetermined time in the evening. The victim is also believed to have picked up the Camaro at his father’s house and left the Thompson Street residence safely. He wasn’t seen or contacted again until he arrived at the emergency room.
Detectives assigned to this case have identified the victim as a 24-year-old white male, 6-3, 188 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Due to the severe injuries suffered, law enforcement officers haven’t yet been able to interview the victim. Anyone with any information regarding this case, or information pertaining to the victim’s transportation to Carson City, is asked to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 887-COPS (2677).