The Latest: Flags at half-staff to honor slain supervisor
RIO DELL, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an employee who fatally shot his supervisor, then killed himself in Northern California (all times local):
Gov. Jerry Brown says Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff in honor of a California Department of Transportation supervisor allegedly shot to death by an employee who then killed himself.
Brown on Monday offered his and his wife’s condolences to family, friends and colleagues of 61-year-old Annette Brooks, a Caltrans structural steel painter supervisor.
Investigators believe 57-year-old Terry Hayse got into an altercation early Monday with Brooks at a maintenance facility in Rio Dell, about 190 miles (305 kilometers) northwest of Sacramento. Police say he then grabbed a handgun and fired several rounds at her before shooting himself. Brooks died at the scene and Hayse died at the hospital.
Brown says Brooks is the 187th Caltrans employee to lose her life on the job.
Authorities say a work-related dispute led to a shooting that left two employees dead at a California Department of Transportation maintenance facility in Northern California.
The California Highway Patrol says the shooting happened Monday morning at a Caltrans facility in Rio Dell, about 190 miles northwest of Sacramento.
Investigators believe a Caltrans employee got into an altercation with his supervisor, grabbed a handgun and fired several rounds at her before shooting himself. The supervisor was found dead at the scene and the worker died at the hospital.
Their names have not been released.
A Caltrans spokeswoman said they were members of a painting crew.
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty said news of the shooting shocks and saddens everyone at the agency.