Suspect who shot at South Tahoe officers is from Sacramento area

Staff Report



SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The suspect who shot at South Lake Tahoe police officers during an early morning standoff was from the Sacramento area, officials announced Friday afternoon.

Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill, 23, of Orangevale, Calif., is in stable condition at Barton Memorial Hospital after being shot by a South Lake Tahoe police officer early Friday morning. Hill allegedly fired at officers using an assault rifle and was hit when officers fired back.

Since an officer was involved in the shooting, the El Dorado County Critical Incident Protocol was activated which brings in investigators from the district attorney’s office, the sheriff’s office and Placerville Police Department to conduct an investigation.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

Authorities are asking the public to stay away from the 900 block of Park Ave., due to ongoing investigation of the event. <em id="emphasis-7690a3835b3a6e9e87c115e8bdc0bbb4">Provided</em>

Park Ave., between Manzana Ave., and Pine Blvd., remains closed.

Officials are asking people to stay away from the area due to the ongoing investigation.

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A suspect is in custody Friday morning after opening fire on South Tahoe authorities with an assault-style rifle.

South Lake Tahoe Police officers responded at about 3 a.m. to a report of a man trying to break into a room at Three Peaks Resort on the 900 block of Park Ave., said a press release.

When officers arrived, they were fired upon by the suspect with an assault-style rifle. An unidentified officer returned fire and hit the suspect who then retreated which led to a two-hour standoff, according to the release.

No officers were injured in the shooting, officials said.

Tahoe SWAT and crisis negotiation teams responded to the scene and convinced the suspect to surrender.

Officials said the suspect’s injuries from being shot were not life threatening. The suspect was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Officials are not yet releasing the suspect’s identity and are asking people to stay out of the area as the investigation evolves.

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