Man killed in Monday shooting identified |

Man killed in Monday shooting identified

Isaac Brambila
South Lake Tahoe officers and El Dorado County Sheriff deputies investigate an officer-involved shooting at Tahoe Hacienda Inn on Lake Tahoe Boulevard Monday morning. Officers responded to a suspected domestic dispute call.
Jack Barnwell / Tahoe Daily Tribune |

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — A man was killed during a police officer-involved shooting early Monday morning.

A press release issued Tuesday afternoon indicated the deceased man, identified as Kris Jackson, 22, of Sacramento, was not armed, but that the officer’s initial statement explained he perceived a deadly threat from him.

The incident occurred after two South Lake Tahoe Police Department officers responded to a suspicious circumstance call at approximately 2:40 a.m. at Tahoe Hacienda Inn involving a woman who was crying and screaming.

The shooting occurred at approximately 2:50 a.m. Few details about what prompted the shooting, or what happened around the time of the shooting have been released, as investigators are still working on the case, a South Lake Tahoe Police Department press release stated Tuesday morning.

The following timeline derived from the related dispatch record was released Tuesday afternoon.

At 2:40:21 a.m. a call came into dispatch where the caller reported a female crying and screaming. 2:41:27 a.m.; two officers were dispatched. 2:47:28 a.m.; officers arrive on-scene. 2:49:39 a.m.; the involved officer reports on the radio that someone is going out the back window. 2:49:57 a.m.; the involved officer reports the shooting to dispatch. 2:50:13 a.m.; an ambulance is requested. 2:56:46 a.m.; the ambulance arrived on-scene.

More detailed information is expected to become available as appropriate, given the on-going nature of the investigation, earlier press releases have explained.

As part of the process, the completed investigation will be forwarded to the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office for review, the updated information explained.

“We encourage patience as this unfolds at a pace which might not seem fast enough. The next phase of the investigation includes an autopsy, which is scheduled to occur on Wednesday. Some of the autopsy results may be available in the coming days.”

According to a Monday press release, officers immediately began to render assistance to Jackson after he was shot and called for paramedics. Jackson was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where two hours later, at approximately 5 a.m., he succumbed to his injuries.

Pursuant to the mutual aid Critical Incident Protocol, the investigation into the incident will be conducted jointly by SLTPD, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office and the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office, Monday’s press release stated.

In accordance to standard procedure, the SLTPD officer who was involved in the shooting was placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation unfolds.

Jackson was reportedly on criminal probation and had been arrested June 1 for the alleged possession of several baggies of cocaine, scales and packaging materials. It was not immediately clear if those charges had any relation to Monday’s incident.

The officer’s identity had not been released as of Tuesday afternoon. No details about his experience were released.

The involved officer reportedly made his verbal preliminary public safety statement to the supervisor in the moments after the shooting. A complete interview of the involved officer with investigators is scheduled, but it was not clear when.

“We recognize family members and loved ones will understandably grieve and express distress regarding the loss of life—our condolences are expressed to those feeling such loss,” the Tuesday afternoon update stated.

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