Deputies shoot, kill woman

Sheriff’s office says she trespassed, tried to run over a deputy

A woman was shot and killed by Butte County Sheriff’s Office deputies after allegedly trespassing and trying to run one of them over, according to a press release.

Myra Lisa Micalizio, 56, of Palermo, reportedly refused to leave a property on the 2100 block of Stanley Drive in Palermo around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 26), threatening to shoot residents.

When deputies Charles Lair and Mary Barker arrived, they say Micalizio refused to stop and show her hands, then got into her car and quickly reversed toward Lair, who fired seven shots, while Barker fired six shots. Micalizio died at the scene.

The deputies did not turn on their body cameras due to “how rapidly the situation evolved.” The Butte County Officer Involved Shooting and Critical Incident Protocol Team is investigating the incident.