(AP) - Authorities say a South Lake Tahoe police officer shot and killed a man at the Tahoe Hacienda Inn.
Two South Lake Tahoe police officers responded to a suspicious circumstance call at the motel early Monday morning. Officials say officers were dispatched after a caller reported sounds of a woman screaming and crying.
Police say that at about 2:50 a.m. a man in his early 20s was struck during an officer-involved shooting. The man was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries at about 5 a.m.
Authorities have not released the dead man's identity or further details about the shooting.
The officer who fired the fatal shot has been placed on paid administrative leave while an investigation is conducted.