Juvenile Suspect Stabs Self During Arrest

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 13, 2017 / comments

[Sergeant Tasha Thompson, EDSO]

On March 9, 2017, at approximately 12:51 pm, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office,   El Dorado County Probation Department and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to the 800 block of San Jose Avenue in the City of South Lake Tahoe to serve a no bail arrest warrant on a juvenile offender.

Upon arrival law enforcement personnel asked the suspect to exit the residence and he refused.  After multiple requests, the juvenile suspect opened the front door and informed the officers he had a self-inflicted knife wound to the abdomen.  Officers on scene immediately performed first aid on the suspect until medical personnel arrived and transported him to a local hospital for treatment.

At the time of this press release the suspect is in stable condition.