Man, 34, arrested after shooting at moving car near Lake Tahoe |

Man, 34, arrested after shooting at moving car near Lake Tahoe

Ignacio Arizaga, 34, was arrested July 30 in Incline Village.
Courtesy Washoe County Jail |

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — A 34-year-old Northern California man was arrested Thursday on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore after he allegedly admitted to shooting a moving vehicle in Meyers.

About 9:20 p.m. on July 30, the driver of a grey Toyota Prius traveling eastbound near the intersection of Highway 89 and U.S. Highway 50 in the town south of South Lake Tahoe reported the vehicle had been shot by a passing motorist in a gold and tan sedan, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

A bullet hit the driver’s side door of the Prius and ended up in the driver’s seat, according to CHP.

Neither the driver or the passenger of the Prius were injured during the incident.

Less than two hours later, a Washoe County Sheriff’s Office deputy arrested Ignacio Arizaga, of Galt, Calif., after Arizaga approached the deputy while he was fueling his patrol car at the Incline Village substation, according to CHP.

Arizaga told the deputy he “thought he killed somebody in South Lake Tahoe,” according to the report.

Arizaga was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and shooting at an occupied vehicle. He was booked into Washoe County Jail.

It is unknown if he has an attorney.

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