South Lake Tahoe police arrested a suspect Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly shot at, but did not injure, a former co-worker near Highway 50.
Angelo Fitzgerald Anderson, 22, was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an inhabited vehicle, police said. He was booked into the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe with a $100,000 bail. More charges may be pending as the investigation continues, police said.
Police responded to a report of multiple shots fired at a moving vehicle Wednesday at 4:42 p.m. near Fawn Way in South Lake Tahoe. Police learned that the victim, a 57-year-old resident of South Lake Tahoe, had been visiting a friend’s residence and, when he was leaving, Anderson saw him and approached him as the victim was getting into his pickup. Anderson reportedly began making inflammatory remarks toward the victim, who is a former-coworker. The two have an “acrimonious relationship,” police stated in a press release. The victim closed his driver’s door to avoid a conflict and, as he began to drive away, Anderson reportedly raised a handgun and fired about three rounds at the victim’s truck. Anderson then went back into his motel room, where he was later taken into custody by an El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputy. Police recovered the firearm Anderson used, and they also discovered a bullet hole in the victim’s truck. Police searched for other possible victims on Fawn Way, but did not locate any.
Anderson remained in custody Thursday, according to jail records.
Witnesses are asked to contact Detective Jeff Roberson at 530-542-6100; case number 1402-1299. Anonymous tips may be left at the Secret Witness phone number, 530-541-6800.