A woman was allegedly killed by a family member while sleeping on their couch in South Lake Tahoe early Wednesday morning.
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At about 1:45 a.m., South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to a call from a woman reporting her son had stabbed a family member sleeping on the couch.
The reporting party told police that she believed the victim, a 57-year-old female family member, was dead and that her son, Sean-Paul Andrew MacIntire, was still in the residence she and her son shared on Wildwood Avenue south of Pioneer Trail.
MacIntire was still in the residence when officers arrived and was subsequently placed under arrest. Medical personnel attempted to revive the victim and resuscitation efforts continued while the victim was transported by ambulance to Barton Memorial Hospital. The victim, identified as Shirley Gordon, was declared deceased at the hospital.
While Gordon’s residency was still being determined as of Wednesday, detectives obtained a search warrant for the Wildwood residence and began securing evidence and interviewing involved parties. MacIntire was booked into the county jail in Tahoe on a charge of first-degree murder; his mother is not considered a suspect in the crime.
Anyone with information on the crime is urged to contact SLTPD at 530-542-6100 or the South Lake Tahoe Secret Witness Program at 530-541-6800. Information may also be forwarded to SLTPD detectives via Facebook, at facebook.com/sltpd.detectives.