EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — A man has died after he exchanged gunfire during a pursuit, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday.
South Lake Tahoe Police officer were pursuing a motorcycle around 1 p.m. when the driver reportedly shot at officers.
Officers called for assistance from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office after the driver fired the shots.
At some point, the suspect was wounded. It’s not clear which agency fired the fatal shot. The motorcyclist died shortly after.
The suspect was sought for a warrant related to an armed robbery.
North Upper Truckee was closed at Highway 50 and San Bernardino Avenue, and Highway 89 was closed between South Upper Truckee and Pickets Road. All the roads have since been reopened as of early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday, the suspect was identified as 34-year-old Billy Jo Johnson.