Coroner ID’s Woman Fatally Shot By RPD On Christmas Eve

A woman who was shot dead by Redding Police on Christmas Eve has been identified by the Shasta County Coroners Office as 39-year-old Tara Rae Liubakka of Redding. Police say she shot and injured a man on Irwin Road, carjacked a car at gunpoint at Domino’s Pizza on Cypress, then drove that car into Walmart, around the cashier area and back out before abandoning the car off Browning Street. An officer chased her on foot until she reportedly turned toward the officer with knives in both hands and she was shot. The circumstances that led to the shooting are still under investigation.