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Monday, October 17, 2022/Categories: Press Release

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October 17, 2022


On October 16, 2022, around 10:00 a.m., Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputies were dispatched to a report of an accidental shooting in Palermo. Deputies responded to the area and located a vehicle near the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Wyandotte Avenue. Deputies identified the driver of the vehicle as Cory Julian, age 30, of Palermo. Deputies determined Julian’s six-year-old child, who had been shot, was also inside the vehicle.
Deputies began providing first aid to the child. Paramedics responded and transported the child to a local hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, doctors opined the child sustained life-threatening injuries. The child was stabilized and life flighted to an out of area hospital. The child is currently in stable condition.
Detectives conducted an investigation regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting. Detectives determined the shooting occurred at Julian’s residence, which is located near the 1900 block of Kusel Road, Palermo. Detectives obtained a search warrant for Julian’s residence and located a firearm.
During the investigation, detectives located evidence that gave them cause to believe Julian was in possession of an illegally purchased firearm. On the morning of October 16, while under the influence of marijuana, Julian was attempting to manipulate the firearm. While manipulating the firearm, Julian caused the firearm to discharge one round which struck his child. Julian then attempted to drive his child to a local hospital. Julian was contacted by deputies at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd. and Wyandotte Avenue.
This is an ongoing investigation. When the investigation is completed it will be forwarded to the Butte County District Attorney’s Office for review. If anyone has information about this investigation, they are encouraged to call Detective Zach Price at 530-538-7671.

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