Suspicious death under investigation in Lake Tahoe community of Tahoma

Lake Tahoe is seen in this file photo. (KRNV/KRXI)

Authorities are investigating a suspicious death in a Lake Tahoe community Sunday, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office.

The death was reported in Tahoma, according to Sgt. Anthony Prencipe.

Sgt. Prencipe says deputies were dispatched to a report of suspicious shots fired in the area of Timber Wolf Drive and Alder Street at about 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

When they arrived on scene, a deputy could hear gunshots coming from the area of a known felon’s address.

Shortly after, the deputy observed the suspected person leaving the home and a pursuit ensued, according to Sgt. Prencipe.

The suspect was taken into custody by Placer County Sheriff’s Deputies in Homewood at the ski resort.

Sgt. Prencipe says a welfare check on the original address revealed one person was dead inside the home.

This is an active investigation spanning between two counties with multiple crime scenes.

Officials say they do not believe that there are any outstanding suspects and say there is no reason to believe there is a threat to the public at this time.

Tahoma is about 8.5 miles south of Tahoe City on the west side of Lake Tahoe.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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