For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On September 26, 2016, at approximately 5:15 PM, El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 10500 block of Wentworth Springs Road in Stumpy Meadows for a report of an attempted homicide that just occurred.  Information was obtained from the caller (later identified as Lee Lao of Sacramento) that while squirrel hunting with his wife (Mee Vang) he accidentally shot her.  Lao requested medical assistance to respond for her assistance.  Lao led emergency personnel to Vang’s location where it was confirmed she had succumbed to her injuries.   Lao was detained and has been cooperating in the investigation.   Based upon information and evidence obtained so far, Lao was released without criminal charges at this time.  This investigation is ongoing.