South Lake Tahoe police: Man killed in shooting; suspect fled scene

[Ryan Hoffman, Tahoe Daily Tribune]

An argument, gunshots and a speeding car: That is the series of events leading up to the death of 62-year-old Gregory Mitchoff, witnesses told police.

When officers responded to the 3600 block of Spruce Avenue Monday night they found Mitchoff, who lived nearby, outside and badly injured, according to South Lake Tahoe Police Chief Brian Uhler.

Mitchoff was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital, where medical personnel desperately tried to save his life. He died at 11:39 p.m.

The shooting is South Lake Tahoe’s first homicide since January 2016