Police Identify Elderly Woman Fatally Shot in Tamarac

Police identified Jolene Shamburg on Thursday

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    Authorities respond to a shooting in Tamarac.

    Police on Thursday identified a woman who was fatally shot in a Tamarac neighborhood a day earlier by a 60-year-old resident.

    Police said Linda Sue Davis killed 75-year-old Jolene Shamburg on Wednesday, and then a deputy fatally shot Davis when she wouldn't comply with orders to drop the weapon.

    The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Mainlands of Tamarac retirement community in the 4700 block of Northwest 44th Street, BSO spokeswoman Dani Moschella has said.

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    Officials said deputies responded to a call of a woman waving a gun in the area and confronted the woman. The deputies told the woman, who they later identified as Davis to put down the gun and at one point at least one of the deputies opened fire, killing her, officials said.

    Deputies found Shamburg's body on the doorstep of the home. She was shot inside the house at 10:35 a.m., and then found face down in the driveway by a deputy, authorities said.

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    The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. at the Mainlands of Tamarac retirement community, authorities said. Andrew Davis, the brother of one of the deceased women, and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel spoke about the case.

    The sheriff's office Tamarac district deputies were familiar with Davis, they said.

    "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," authorities said in an email statement.