Placer County Deputies: Kings Beach Shooting Ruled Murder-Suicide
The shooting in Kings Beach on Saturday afternoon has been determined to be a murder-suicide.
The Placer County Sheriff's Office says Saturday's shooting in Kings Beach has been determined to be a murder-suicide. The victim has been identified as Isabelle C. Gallo, 34, and the suspect has been identified as Scott A. Kotter, 64, both of Kings Beach.
Kotter was the manager of the long-term rental motel where the shooting occurred, and was Gallo a female tenant.
Deputies say a preliminary investigation has revealed that Kotter shot and killed Gallo before turning the gun on himself.
Deputies say the manager showed up at the woman’s room, started arguing, and then he pulled out a gun and shot her.
Deputies say the woman's boyfriend was shot at, but was not hit. He escaped through a bathroom window. It was then that the motel manager shot and killed himself.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives and coroner’s investigators continue to investigate this crime.