Man shot at Tahoe had Carson record
November 1, 2018
A man wanted for armed robbery was killed in a shootout with authorities at Lake Tahoe on Monday.
Billy Jo Johnson, 34, was shooting from the back of a motorcycle at police on Monday afternoon when he rode into Meyers at 1 p.m.
South Lake Tahoe Police began the pursuit at Pickett's Junction in Hope Valley and chased Johnson over Luther Pass.
According to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Johnson was shot and killed in Meyers where the chase ended.
Johnson had a felony warrant out for his arrest for robbery with a firearm.
According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Johnson was sentenced to 4-10 years in prison in April 2011 from a Carson City court.
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Shortly after the chase started near Pickett's Junction on Monday, Johnson started shooting at officers while attempting to get away on his motorcycle.
He was shot by a South Lake Tahoe police officer in the Meyers area.
He had at least two prior encounters with local law enforcement.
Johnson was arrested by South Lake Tahoe police on a parole violation warrant in September 2006. While handcuffed and waiting to get picked up by a patrol car, Johnson fled from law enforcement. He was arrested weeks later in October.