One man shot, another arrested |

One man shot, another arrested

Sarah Gonser

A man was shot Saturday after he allegedly became drunk and rowdy at a friend’s house.

South Lake Tahoe Police officers responded Saturday around 6 p.m. to a call at 1100 Stockton St. When officers arrived on the scene, two women ran out of the house and saying someone had been shot and the person who had shot him was still inside.

Lynwood McMurry Towle Jr., a 37-year-old South Lake Tahoe resident, reportedly went to 1100 Stockton St. to visit David Brooks Sloan, 31, his wife Sheila Brooks, 34, and their roommate, Stacy Henninger, 25. Towle soon became intoxicated and rowdy, the Brooks said.

Sheila Brooks told her husband that she would take Towle outside to cool him off. After about an hour, she and Towle returned to the residence. Once again, she said, Towle became antagonistic. When Towle continued to be verbally abusive toward both Henninger and Sheila Brooks, David Brooks ordered him to leave. Towle refused and Brooks threatened to get his gun. Towle then allegedly challenged the man to shoot him. David went upstairs and retrieved a 25-caliber, semi-automatic pistol. Towle confronted Brooks who fired three shots, two hitting Towle in the leg and arm.

Towle was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery to remove the bullets. David was booked at the El Dorado County Jail for assault with a deadly weapon and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department is continuing with the investigation.

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