Video: Person dead after shooting at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Stateline, suspect in custody

On March 25, 2023, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an active shooter at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.

South Lake Tahoe Police and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the incident. Arriving at the scene, deputies discovered a man had been shot in the head at Hard Rock’s Center Bar.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Omar Reyes Garcia, was quickly transported to Barton Hospital by the Tahoe Douglas Fire Department, but later died.

Hard Rock Security and Surveillance provided police with a description of the suspect and his vehicle, and deputies from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office eventually located the suspect’s car on Highway 50 near Sierra in Tahoe.

After the incident, 24-year-old Edgar Julian Delgado and 26-year-old Savannah Racquel Tautaupale were arrested and taken to EDSO prison in South Lake, California.

Delgado was arrested for open murder by the EDSO, while Tautaupale was arrested for DUI by the California Highway Patrol.

Following the investigation, Nevada State Police announced that Interstate 50 had been reopened in both directions.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe shared a post on its Instagram account in response to the incident.

This is a developing story that will be updated when more information becomes available.

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