Three local men were arrested in connection with an accidental shooting that prompted a precautionary elementary school lockdown Wednesday afternoon on Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.
Brandon Lamont Fuller, 19, of Kings Beach, allegedly shot a 22-year-old man at about 1:55 p.m. at the Village Hairstyles salon in the shopping center at 8645 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach, Placer County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Alfredo Guitron said.
The shooting may have happened inside the salon, but that’s still not clear, he said.
The victim, who is from Sacramento, was shot in the face or cheek, Guitron said. He was taken to a local hospital before being transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno. An update on his condition was unknown as of Thursday.
Detectives detained Fuller near the scene. Guitron said Fuller claimed it was an accident, as did the victim.
After an investigation, two firearms were recovered away from the scene, and Fuller was arrested on suspicion of two charges: negligent discharge of a firearm, an enhancement for great bodily injury; and conspiracy.
Two others suspected to have played a role in covering up the incident were also arrested:
• Aydan Ryker Hamilton, 19, of Kings Beach, on suspicion of evidence tampering and conspiracy.
• Kyle Andrew Faulkner, 22, of Kings Beach, on suspicion of evidence tampering and conspiracy.