Authorities arrested Tevaraz Lopez, of Georgetown, in connection to fatal Lake Tahoe shooting

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 13, 2016 / comments

Tevaraz Lopez [Courtesy / El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

"Lopez is associated with the narcotics investigation. He is not a suspect in the fatal shooting of Wright"

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office last week arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with a narcotics investigation associated with a fatal shooting in South Lake Tahoe last month.

Authorities arrested Tevaraz Lopez, of Georgetown, Calif., on multiple drug charges, weapons charges and probation violations following a Feb. 2 SWAT Team operation off of Mine Car Lane in Georgetown, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

There are two separate investigations surrounding the Jan. 30 shooting of 40-year-old Dennis Wright Jr. outside the Beverly Lodge in South Lake Tahoe — a narcotics investigation and a homicide investigation, said El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jim Byers.

Lopez is associated with the narcotics investigation. He is not a suspect in the fatal shooting of Wright, Byers said.

Police continue to work with partner agencies to identify the suspects in the shooting of Wright, which police believe was the result of a drug deal gone sour.

One of the California Penal Codes associated with Lopez’s arrest is the code used for the manufacture of concentrated cannabis, known as hash oil or honey oil.

Lopez remained in custody in El Dorado County Jail in Placerville Thursday afternoon, Feb. 11. It is unknown if he has an attorney.

TEVAREZ LOPEZ 
Booking Number    First Name    Middle Name    Last Name    Sex
JN1600539    TEVAREZ    RICHARD    LOPEZ    M
Facility    Date Booked    Status    Age at Booking    Arresting Agency
PV    20160202    INCUSTODY    33    S
First 5 Charges    Misd or Felony?    Description    
Bail Amount For Each Charge

11379.6(A)    F    MFG/ETC CNTL SUB    
$856,500.00

29800(A)(1)    F    FELON/ETC POSS/ETC F/ARM    
$856,500.00

30305(A)(1)    F    PROHIB OWN/ETC AMMO/ETC    
$856,500.00

1203.2(A)    M    VIOL OF PROBATION
    
HANCEMENT    F    ENHANCEMENT - FOR BAIL PURPOSES ONLY    
$15,000.00