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Woman fatally shot by Placer County deputy is identified

The name of the woman reported shot by a deputy after law enforcement officials said she drew a gun has been released by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.

She was identified as Tamala Anne Satre, 44, of Meadow Vista. Sheriff’s deputies said Satre was believed to be suicidal.

The shooting occurred about 12:25 a.m. Thursday outside a home on Crystal Lane in Meadow Vista.

The Auburn Police Department received a call about midnight from the Chico Police Department, stating that someone in their jurisdiction had seen suicidal statements on Facebook from a woman they knew lived in Auburn. Because Satre had different addresses associated with her name, Auburn police called the Sheriff’s Office for assistance, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies were sent to an address on Crystal Lane. When the first deputy arrived, he saw Satre standing at the back of the house. Sheriff’s officials said he spoke with her and asked Satre to show her hands. The officials said Satre was shot when she pulled out a .38-caliber handgun, which was later found to be loaded.

Sheriff’s officials said she had been staying with a female friend at the Meadow Vista home.

The shooting is being investigated by the Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the Placer County District Attorney’s Office.