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Police seek two suspects after murder in South Lake Tahoe

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South Lake Tahoe police are currently seeking two unidentified suspects in relation to the murder of 40-year-old Dennis Wright Jr. in the parking lot of Beverly Lodge on the evening of Saturday, Jan. 30th.

According to police, Wright and his girlfriend Kendra Ghiorso drove to South Lake Tahoe around 7:45 that evening to sell 100 pounds of marijuana to prospective buyers. Police say two black male adults arrived and attempted to rob Wright and Ghiorso at gunpoint for the cash involved in the deal. The robbers struggled with Write and Ghiorso in the motel parking lot, and then one or both of the suspects fired multiple gunshots, according to police. Wright was shot multiple times, and died after being transported to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe.

The two robbers fled the scene in a vehicle that may be a tan colored Chrysler Concorde, 2004 or older Sedan.

The first suspect is described as a black male adult approximately 6'3" and 200 pounds in his late 20s to early 30s. He wore his black hair in braids or dreadlocks.

The second suspect is described as a black male adult approximately 5'8" and 170 pounds in his late 20s to early 30s. He wore his black hair in tight curls.

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is asking for assistance from our community to help identify and locate these two suspects. The investigation is active and we have received assistance from a variety of allied agencies already to question several individuals in a number of cities around the northern California area who may be connected to this case. If anyone has information which may be helpful, they are strongly encouraged to contact the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at 530-542-6100 or, if anonymity is desired, Lake Tahoe Secret Witness at 530-541-6800.

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