Oroville Teen Facing Felony Charges after Shooting 12-Year-Old

Oroville, CA – On October 11, 2020, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a report of a shooting at a residence located near the 5300 block of Margo Lane, Oroville. Deputies arrived and determined a 12-year-old victim had been shot. The 12-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital, and later transferred by helicopter to a Sacramento area hospital. The 12-year-old victim is currently in stable condition. Deputies and detectives spent the last two days conducting an investigation. Based on the investigation, detectives determined a 16-year-old juvenile shot the 12- year-old victim. The 16-year-old juvenile was booked at the Butte County Juvenile Hall on felony charges related to the shooting. On October 12, detectives served a search warrant related to the shooting investigation at a residence located in the 300 block of Lausen Street, Oroville. Based on the fact this is an ongoing investigation involving a juvenile victim and juvenile suspect, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing further details about the investigation at this time. The Sheriffs Office is asking anyone with additional information about this investigation to contact Detective Jason Miller or Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.