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Update 10:18 a.m.: Tahoe liquor store robbed, suspect dead from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A liquor store near Stateline was robbed Friday at around 9:15 p.m., and the suspect is dead after apparently shooting himself in the head after a chase through town, according to a South Lake Tahoe police officer.

The suspect, who was armed, made off with a small amount of cash after robbing the Tahoe Bottle Shop, according to police. The suspect has been identified as Daniel Vorhees, also known as Daniel Lovejoy, 25, of Douglas County.

South Lake Tahoe police pursued the 2005 Chevy Malibu with sirens and flashing lights after the robbery. The suspect refused to yield, police said. The truck he was driving then crashed at Rubicon street, the police officer said. The force of the crash didn’t stop the suspect as he continued with this escape attempt.



The suspect fled from the officers westbound on Lake Tahoe Boulevard. The vehicle then ran off the road and came to a stop on Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Julie Lane, the officer said.

The suspected remained inside the vehicle and was eventually found to have a self-inflicted gunshot would to the head, the officer said.



South Lake Tahoe fire and ambulance responded to the scene but were unsuccessful in reviving Voorhees, the officer said.

South Lake Tahoe police, who are investigating the matter. If you have any information concerning the case contact Detective Sergeant Jeff Reagan at (530) 542-6100.


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