Update: One in custody after man shot to death in Happy Valley

Police activity on Happy Valley Road

Update 10:45 p.m.:

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says at 5:09 p.m. the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a gunshot victim at 7128 Happy Valley Road, Anderson.

Patrol deputies responded and contacted a man and woman outside the home. The man, identified as 34-year-old Michael Patrick Oconnell reported he shot his friend with a 12-gauge shotgun after an argument. Deputies located the man with a gunshot wound to the torso inside the home.

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the victim cannot be released at this time pending proper next of kin notification. Oconnell and the victim have been living at the residence as roommates.

Detectives with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit, were called out and took over the investigation. Detectives interviewed Oconnell who was ultimately booked into the Shasta County Jail for 187(a) PC: Murder.

The female who was originally contacted with Oconnell by deputies was interviewed and released.

Oconnell is scheduled for arraignment on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

Detectives and Crime Scene personnel will be working throughout the night processing the scene and conducting follow up. Additional information about this investigation will not be released as it is open and on-going.

The Major Crimes Unit is asking anyone that has information about this homicide to contact the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135

Update 8:30 p.m.:

Sgt. Gonzalez with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office says at 5:15 p.m., deputies responded to the report of a gunshot victim at the location. Shortly after deputies arrived they turned the case over to the Major Crimes Unit.

Update 7:30 p.m.:

A Shasta County Sheriff's Office deputy tells KRCR that a crime scene is near the Hidden Acres subdivision on Happy Valley Road.

The deputy said the initial reports came in as a shooting at the location.

No other details could be provided at this time.

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Original article:

Police activity has closed Happy Valley Road at Majestic View Drive.

This is a developing story, we will update this article information as it becomes available.

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