DCSO Sheriff Dan Coverley Issues Statement

Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley Issues Statement
Posted on 03/25/2023
Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley Issues Statement

Stateline, NV – The following statement was issued by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Dan Coverley:

“On March 25, 2023 at 0808 hours, DCSO was dispatched to the Hard Rock Hotel for a report of an active shooter. The first DCSO Deputy arrived at 0811 hours and began looking for the suspect. Mutual aid request was automatically made to South Lake Tahoe Police Department and the Eldorado County Sheriff’s Office. 

Inside the Hard Rock at the Center bar one male victim was located with a gunshot wound to his head. Tahoe Douglas Fire Department transported the victim to Barton Hospital where he later died. The victim has been identified as Omar Reyes Garcia 32.

A description of the suspect and his associated vehicle was provided by Hard Rock Security and Surveillance. The vehicle was located and stopped by the Eldorado Sheriff’s Office on Hwy 50 near Sierra at Tahoe. Edgar Julian Delgado, 24 and Savannah Racquel Tautaupale 26 were contacted and detained. Delgado was arrested for open murder by the EDSO at our request. Tautaupale was arrested for DUI by the California Hwy Patrol. Both individuals were booked into the EDSO jail in South Lake, CA.

I would like to thank all of the agencies that responded to assist the DCSO. Our partnerships with the surrounding jurisdictions continue to be remarkable. I would also like to the Hard Rock Casino for their quick response and support.”