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Disabled Oroville man shoots intruder at Olive Hill Retirement Community

The caller (homeowner) had reported that an unknown person was pounding on the homeowner’s door asking for assistance.

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:14 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2018 12:44 PM

On Wednesday morning around 1:58 am, the Oroville Police Department received a 911 call of a shooting that had occurred at the Olive Hill Retirement Community (2921 Wyandotte Ave) in South Oroville.

The caller (homeowner) had reported that an unknown person was pounding on the homeowner’s door asking for assistance.

The homeowner opened his door and briefly met with the subject.

The homeowner said he closed the door and went to call 911 for assistance.

The homeowner said he also armed himself with a handgun.

The homeowner, who was 54-years-old and disabled, reported that the unknown subject continued banging on the door.

The homeowner again opened the door and the unknown subject began physically forcing the door open by pushing against the door.

The homeowner fired one shot, hitting the subject.

Upon arrival, officers located the subject that had been shot. Medical personnel arrived on scene and the subject was flown via life flight to an area hospital and is in extremely critical condition.

The names of the involved parties are being withheld at this time due to the nature of this investigation.

The homeowner was unharmed and the shooting victim was a 59-year-old transient from Oroville.

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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