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August 15, 2013
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SLT police investigate fatal stabbing

A 57-year-old woman died after being stabbed by a family member in her South Lake Tahoe home sometime before 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, according to a South Lake Tahoe Police Department press release.

“Medical personnel then immediately attempted to revive the victim,” the release stated. “Resuscitation efforts continued while she was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital by ambulance, where she was declared deceased.”

MacIntire was arrested on site.

Police arrested Sean-Paul Andrew MacIntire, 32, on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Shirley Gordon. MacIntire was arrested shortly after the incident was reported. He has been booked into El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe. It is unknown if he has an attorney.

According to the release, Gordon was sleeping on the couch at 1181 Wildwood Ave., a residence shared between Gordon, MacIntire and his mother, who was not identified by police.

About 1:45 a.m., police received a 911 call from MacIntire’s mother, who reported that her son had stabbed Gordon. The woman reportedly said she believed Gordon was dead. During the call, the woman said she thought MacIntire was still in the home, according to the release.

Detectives have obtained a search warrant of the home and are working to determine how and why the suspected crime was committed.

According to El Dorado County Court documents, MacIntire had prior arrests in the South Lake Tahoe area, including battery, obstruction of justice and fleeing a peace officer. Additionally, MacIntire had gone through court-ordered extensive mental health analyses and was prescribed medication.

Police have asked for anyone with information about the incident to call the department at 530-542-6100 or Secret Witness at 530-541-6800. Information also can be forwarded to

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 15, 2013 08:08PM Published Aug 20, 2013 08:42PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.