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Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Oroville

•, By Chico Er

A home invasion early Wednesday morning in Oroville led to one man's death and left another man hospitalized.

At 3:30 a.m., the Butte County Sheriff's Office received multiple 911 calls from a home on Arbol Avenue in Oroville, according to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Megan McMann.

Upon arriving to the home, deputies found a deceased male. Another male, who was confirmed to be one of the homeowners, was suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.

"After further investigation, it was determined the deceased male was the suspect of a failed home invasion robbery," said McMann in a press release.

"During our investigation, detectives learned the suspect, who was armed with a handgun, tried to gain entry into the back of the home and was met by the male homeowner. A struggle ensued, and the female homeowner then retrieved a firearm and fired several shots towards the suspect, striking both the suspect and the male homeowner. The female homeowner was not injured."