Transient shot in Oroville shooting dies

Oroville Police Department

According to the Oroville Police Department, the transient who was shot by a homeowner in Oroville Wednesday has died.

According to the Oroville Police Department, at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday they received a 911 call of a shooting that had occurred at the Olive Hill Retirement Community, located at 2921 Wyandotte Avenue, in south Oroville. The homeowner said an unknown person, later identified as a 59-year-old Oroville transient, was pounding on his door asking for assistance.

The homeowner told police he opened his door and briefly met with the transient. The homeowner said he then closed his door and called 911 for assistance. The homeowner noted he also armed himself with a handgun.

The homeowner, identified as a 54-year-old disabled man, reported the transient continued banging on the door and when he opened the door for the second time, the transient began physically forcing the door open by pushing against the door. The homeowner said at that point, he fired one shot at the transient.

When officers arrived on scene they found the transient who had been shot. Police said medical personnel arrived on scene and the transient was flown to an area hospital.

This incident remains under investigation and anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Oroville Police Department at 530-538-2448.

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