Officers identified in fatal shooting

Oroville Police Chief, Bill LaGrone has identified the officers involved in a fatal shooting Monday at the Sunset Inn in Oroville.

According to a press release issued Tuesday; officers Jared Cooley, John Nickleson and Marcus Tennigkeit fired at 53-year-old Victor Coleman when he confronted the officers with a knife. Coleman later died of his injuries.

One of the officers received minor injuries during the altercation and all of the officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.

The investigation is being conducted by the Butte County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol team.

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