The Butte County Sheriff’s Office has stated today the motive of an attempted robbery in which the suspect was shot and killed by the homeowner appears to be marijuana related.
At approximately 2 p.m. yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a home invasion robbery at 6934 Upper Palermo Road in Palermo. Responding deputies found one of the homeowners had shot an intruder in the house.
Another suspect, described by the Sheriff's Office as a white adult female, fled the scene of the shooting in a silver, newer model Mercedes SUV. The suspect who was shot in the house was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The deceased suspect has not yet been identified.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Butte County Sheriff’s Felony Investigations Unit at 530-538-7671.
We are awaiting a phone call back from the Sheriff's Office for further details.