By Tom Lotshaw
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A man arrested Feb. 19 for allegedly firing a handgun at a former co-worker in South Lake Tahoe remains in custody this weekend on $500,000 bail.
Judge Suzanne Kingsbury increased Angelo Fitzgerald Anderson’s bail from $250,000 during a bail review hearing Friday in El Dorado County Superior Court. She also said that if bail is posted, a hearing should be held to examine its source since Anderson is not employed.
At Friday’s hearing, Anderson’s public defender asked for more time to build a case that his bail should be reduced.
“We obviously think bail needs to go up,” countered deputy district attorney Dale Gomes.
Anderson, 22, was arrested on preliminary charges of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting into an inhabited vehicle after police responded to a report of multiple shots fired at a moving vehicle.
He has since been formally charged with attempted murder, assault with a firearm and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle.
Anderson reportedly approached and started making inflammatory remarks toward a 57-year-old man he used to work with when the two encountered each other near Fawn Way.
The man had been visiting a friend and when he was leaving was spotted by Anderson. The two had an “acrimonious relationship,” according to police.
The man closed the driver’s door of his truck to avoid a conflict and began to drive away. Anderson then allegedly raised a handgun and fired several times at the truck, according to police reports.
Police recovered the handgun and discovered one bullet hole in the truck. The victim was not injured.
Anderson’s next court date is March 10. He faces a preliminary hearing March 24.