UPDATE: Road rage leads to pepper spray fight, stabbing in South Lake Tahoe
July 12, 2018
Road rage appears to have caused an altercation that ended with one man being stabbed Thursday morning outside a CVS Pharmacy in South Lake Tahoe.
Police were dispatched to the parking lot at the pharmacy after receiving numerous calls reporting a stabbing around 10:30 a.m., according to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. When officers arrived they found Scott Nevin, a 51-year-old San Jose resident, bleeding in the parking lot.
At the time Paul Ivanovsky, a 71-year-old Sparks resident, was sitting in his car nearby. Police say witnesses identified him as the person who stabbed Nevin.
Through interviews with witnesses and people involved in the altercation, police determined the brawl stemmed from a dispute over a parking spot.
After the incident involving the parking spot — which police described as a case of "road rage" — Ivanovsky parked in front of CVS. Nevin, who was with his 13-year-old son, made contact from his parked car that was close by.
He then confronted Ivanovsky about the dispute over the parking spot.
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Ivanovsky, who was in his vehicle, pulled out pepper spray and sprayed Nevin, according to police.
Nevin then took the pepper spray from Ivanovsky and started spraying him with it.
Ivanovsky exited his car and Nevin started striking him several times in the face and head.
Ivanovsky pulled a knife out and stabbed Nevin once, then retreated to his vehicle and waited for officers to arrive, police said.
Both men were transported to Barton Memorial Hospital and both men cooperated with the investigation.
Neither were arrested, and the case is being sent to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for review.
South Lake Tahoe police are investigating a stabbing that occurred in front of the CVS Pharmacy late Thursday morning.
All the people involved in the incident are accounted for and being treated for injuries, according to a tweet from the police department.
An official at the scene — 3469 Lake Tahoe Blvd. — told the Tribune he could not answer questions because the investigation was in the early stages.
There is no threat to the public, the PD said in its tweet.