Brown on Monday offered his and his wife's condolences to family, friends and colleagues of 61-year-old Annette Brooks, a Caltrans structural steel painter supervisor.
Investigators believe 57-year-old Terry Hayse got into an altercation early Monday with Brooks at a maintenance facility in Rio Dell, about 190 miles (305 kilometers) northwest of Sacramento. Police say he then grabbed a handgun and fired several rounds at her before shooting himself. Brooks died at the scene and Hayse died at the hospital.
Brown says Brooks is the 187th Caltrans employee to lose her life on the job.
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