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BSO CONTINUES TO INVESTIGATE TAMARAC SHOOTING Victim’s Name Released

BSO Case Number: TM13-01-00900 (Update)
PIO Number: 13-1-8a
Date: Jan. 9, 2013
Time: 10:38 a.m.
Place of Occurrence: 4714 N.W. 44th St., Tamarac
Jurisdiction: Tamarac

Victim(s):

  • Jolene Shamburg, female, 75, 10/17/37, 4721 NW 44th Street, Tamarac (DECEASED)

Suspect(s):

  • Linda Sue Davis, female, 60, 3/19/52, 4714 N.W. 44 St., Tamarac (DECEASED)

Description of Incident:

One elderly woman shot another Wednesday morning in a quiet Tamarac neighborhood and then refused to comply with a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy’s orders to drop the weapon. The deputy fired at least one shot, fatally wounding 60-year-old Linda Sue Davis.

BSO homicide detectives are investigating the shootings to determine the victim’s identity and what led Davis to kill her. They say the victim was shot inside the house shortly after 10:35 a.m. But when the deputy arrived, he found her face-down in the driveway with Davis still inside. Davis came out holding a handgun. The deputy ordered her to put it down, but she continued to advance toward him and raised the gun, forcing him to fire. Per BSO policy after a deputy-involved shooting, he was placed on administrative leave.

BSO’s Tamarac district deputies are familiar with Davis. They responded to her home 79 times since March 2008 for various reasons categorized as suspicious incidents, a mentally ill person, medical calls, information, breaking and entering and disturbances, among other things.

INVESTIGATORS: Homicide Dets. Kogan, Curcio, Sgt. Feeley, Lt. Perez Crime Scene, Tamarac

THIS REPORT BY: Dani Moschella/PIO Jan. 11, 2013 1850

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