Gas station attendant fatally shot in South Tahoe

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Updated: 8/15/2013 12:41 pm

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KRNV, & AP) — Police say a gas station attendant was fatally shot while working a night shift in South Lake Tahoe.

Lt. David Stevenson tells the Tahoe Daily Tribune ( ) the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. at U.S. Gas on Highway 50 and Lodi Avenue.

South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler said the department had every available resource working on the case.

Details about the victim have not yet been released.

According to South Lake Tahoe Police Department, the suspect is described as being a thin male approximately 5'8-5'10. He was wearing dark clothing including a black hoodie and a dark mask over his face. The suspect is described generally as an unknown race male. The skin tone visible to the surveillance cameras indicates a fairly light skin tone. No solid age description is available beyond a range of 20s to 40s.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is processing evidence, questioning witnesses and reaching out to allied law enforcement agencies to help solve this homicide. The SLTPD is working with investigators from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s office, and the local FBI office in a joint effort to identify and capture this suspect. Anyone with information regarding this event to call the SLTPD at 530-542-6100 or Secret Witness at 530-541-6800.


Information from: Tahoe Daily Tribune,


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Speed - 8/7/2013 8:09 PM
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Every time I try to see the video clip that goes with these stories a "Media Error" comes up. I sure wish they'd fix it.

Kramer - 8/7/2013 6:06 PM
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could have been another motive, but usually these murders happen during robberies. Sad, because this is a small town without big city violence, one would think.

22615dgt - 8/7/2013 5:15 PM
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Was this a robbery????????? Give out some information or is this another secret?

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