OROVILLE, Calif. (KRON) — The Butte County Sheriff confirmed the suspected Oroville mass shooter is a 21-year old-man wanted out of Alameda County on a felony warrant.
Asaahdi Coleman is now behind bars, suspected of shooting five people on a Greyhound bus in Oroville, the sheriff said in a press conference on Thursday morning.
A 43-year-old woman was killed and four other passengers were injured, including a child.
According to the sheriff, Coleman was on the bus with about 25 passengers. It was heading down to Los Angeles Wednesday night.
Passengers on the bus say Coleman boarded the bus in Redding and on the road, Coleman made a phone call that made him mad.
They told police he then started acting paranoid and angry – he started talking to others on the bus about Los Angeles.
When they arrived at the stop in Oroville, people began to exit the bus at an AM/PM store, and that’s when Coleman started to fire his gun, witnesses told police.
At least ten shots fired.
It happened outside the AM/PM store on Oroville-Dam Blvd around 7:35 p.m., the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said.
Police officers from the Oroville Police Department and deputies with the sheriff’s office said they found multiple people suffering from gunshot wounds upon arrival. The shooting suspect was already gone before they arrived.
Additional 911 callers reported the suspect was inside a Walmart on Cal Oak Road within the city. Officials said they responded and found evidence that “gave them cause to believe it was the suspect involved in the shooting.” He was taken into custody.
This story will be updated as information becomes available.