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Man is in good condition after being shot, stabbed: No arrests made; gun not found

William Ferchland
Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune / William Atkins, 47, was reportedly shot twice and stabbed once during the early hours of Monday morning at this house along Keller Road. Atkins was taken to Washoe Medical Center where he was listed in good condition. Authorities are seeking the three men who entered the house and committed the attack.
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A 47-year-old man was taken to Washoe Medical Center and listed in good condition hours after he was shot twice and stabbed once after three men entered into his residence along the 1400 block of Keller Road, authorities said.

South Lake Tahoe police Lt. Marty Hale would not disclose where William Atkins was injured in the early hours of Monday morning. Authorities are investigating the incident as a residential robbery and attempted murder. No arrests have been made and the weapons involved in the attack have not been recovered, Hale said.

Atkins was taken to Washoe Medical Center in Reno via a CALSTAR helicopter.



Hale said police received a call at 2:58 a.m. from a “distraught female” saying her roommate was shot.

“As far as we can tell there was no forced entry,” Hale said.



Next-door neighbor Jeramy Stonebeck said he heard three to five gun shots but didn’t see potential suspects.

“I didn’t see anyone running. I didn’t see any cars taking off but it was like 3:30 in the morning so I was half awake,” he said.

Sirens and the commotion from authorities and emergency personnel on scene drowned out any snippets of conversation next door, Stonebeck said.

“I was trying my best to hear what was going on,” he said.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Secret Witness at (530) 541-6800.


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