In 1999, she was assigned the parole case for Cassie Black, who had transferred from Las Vegas to California. Later that year, she was shot in the chest by private investigator/hitman Jack Karch inside Black's house. Black returned home to find Kibble in her closet, severely wounded. She called 911 for Kibble and then disappeared. Kibble was treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and recovered, returning to work in mid-January of 2001.