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Officers ‘followed the blood’ to find attempted murder suspect in Lincoln, police say

Pamela Pallas, 53, of Lincoln.
Pamela Pallas, 53, of Lincoln.

A Lincoln woman faces several charges after allegedly firing a shotgun into an occupied home Sunday night, police said.

Pamela Pallas, 53, of Lincoln, was arrested late Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied dwelling, elder abuse and burglary, the Lincoln Police Department said in a news release.

About 11:30 p.m. Sunday, police responded to the 1000 block of 6th Street after receiving a call about gunshots and broken glass. A male victim inside the residence later told police that Pallas shot into the home and broke several windows. The victim told police he shot back at Pallas in self-defense, police said.

Another resident of the home told police that Pallas said she was at the home to kill the first resident.

Police arrived at the scene to find a significant amount of blood in and around the house, the news release said.

“Officers followed the blood to the backyard where they located Pallas with a loaded shotgun nearby,” the news release said.

Pallas was found with severe cuts on her arms, which police say were sustained before officers arrived. She was taken into police custody without further incident.

Pallas was transported to a local hospital for treatment, then booked into the South Placer County jail, where she is ineligible for bail.

Michael McGough anchors The Sacramento Bee’s breaking news reporting team, covering public safety and other local stories. A Sacramento native and lifelong capital resident, he interned at The Bee while attending Sacramento State, where he earned a degree in journalism.