November 6, 2017 – The shooting in Kings Beach on Saturday afternoon has been determined to be a murder-suicide.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the manager of the long-term rental motel, where the shooting occurred, shot and killed a female tenant before turning the gun on himself.
The woman has been identified as Isabelle C. Gallo, 34, and the suspect has been identified as Scott A. Kotter, 64, both of Kings Beach.
While there were no previous calls from these two to the Sheriff’s Office, there appears to be a long history of verbal altercations.
Kotter showed up at the woman’s room, they exchanged heated words, and he pulled a gun and shot her. Gallo’s boyfriend was present in the room, and as he ran to the bathroom window to escape, he was also shot at, but wasn’t hit. A moment later, Kotter shot himself.
Placer County Sheriff’s Office detectives and coroner’s investigators continue to investigate this crime.