Officer Involved Shooting Investigation in Meyers - UPDATE

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 30, 2018 / comments

[EDSO Sergeant Anthony Prencipe]

UPDATE:  Shooting Suspect Identified [October 30, 2018 at 1:21 PM]

The shooting suspect from the officer involved shooting on October 29, 2018 has been positively identified as 34 year old Billy Jo Johnson. Next of kin notifications have been completed. This is still an active investigation and no further information is available at this time.

 
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office is currently leading a multi-jurisdictional investigation in the Meyers at approximately 1 PM. This investigation began after a pursuit of a motorcycle by South Lake Tahoe Police Department entered El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction and ended with an officer involved shooting.  SLTPD initially requested EDSO’s assistance after the driver of the motorcycle began shooting at the officers pursuing him.

The driver of the motorcycle was treated on scene for a gunshot wound and died of his injuries. The identification of the suspect will be released once next of kin notifications have been made. This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Due to multiple crime scenes along the pursuit path, the following roads are closed.

North Upper Truckee at Highway 50

Highway 89 between S. Upper Truckee and Pickets Road

N. Upper Truckee at San Bernardino Ave

Anyone who may have witnessed the pursuit is asked to message us or call our non-emergency dispatch at (530) 621-6600. EDSO is handling all media related inquiries into this investigation.