South Lake Tahoe police identify car connected to shooting, seek help from public |

South Lake Tahoe police identify car connected to shooting, seek help from public

Police are seeking a car similar to this Pontiac Aztec.
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Authorities have identified a car that may have been used in connection with a homicide on the South Shore.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a light colored Pontiac Aztec that left the scene of the crime late Monday night, June 11, from the 3600 block of Spruce Avenue, according to a press release from the police.

Gregory Mitchoff, 62, was found shot and badly injured when police responded to the scene. He was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at 11:39 p.m.

The shooting is South Lake Tahoe’s first homicide since January 2016, South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler previously told the Tribune.

Witnesses described two male voices being in an argument prior to shots being fired. That was the only descriptive detail about the suspect law enforcement previously released.

Likewise witnesses gave similar descriptions of the vehicle, but there were enough discrepancies that law enforcement previously withheld any description of the vehicle.

Law enforcement combed area businesses for the past week, trying to obtain any video footage captured during the time frame of the incident.

Police did not recover a weapon at the scene. The suspect could still be armed, and the community should be cautious.

Law enforcement is urging any witnesses or any community members who may have information to contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100.

South Lake Tahoe Secret Witness is offering a $2,500 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the conviction of the perpetrators of the crime. Secret Witness can be reached at 530-541-6800.

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