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Tahoe cop on paid leave after shooting, killing 22-year-old

Staff report

Kris Jackson

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A man shot and killed by a South Lake Tahoe police officer this week had been arrested earlier this year for possession of cocaine and a warrant.

Kris Jackson, 22, of Sacramento was shot early Monday morning after officers responded to a report of a woman screaming, according to a report Monday from the city of South Lake Tahoe.

On Tuesday, the city reported that Jackson was arrested in South Lake Tahoe on June 1 for possession of several baggies of cocaine, scales and packaging materials. He was also arrested by on May 21 on a Sacramento failure to appear warrant relative to a drug possession charge.

According to the city, on Monday at approximately 2:40 a.m., two officers responded to a suspicious circumstance call at Tahoe Hacienda Inn at 3820 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

According to police, at roughly 2:50 am, an officer shot Jackson, who died two hours later at Barton Memorial Hospital.

The officer's name is not being released.

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"As is standard procedure, the SLTPD Officer who was involved in the shooting is being placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation," according to a statement from the city.

The city on Tuesday announced that a search warrant for the interior of the hotel room was signed by a judge.

The investigation will be conducted jointly by SLTPD, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and the El Dorado County District Attorney's Office.