Man Accused of Oroville Mass Shooting to Undergo Evaluation – Chico Enterprise-Record
OROVILLE — The man accused of shooting five people on a Greyhound bus in Oroville last month appeared in Butte County Superior Court on Wednesday.
Asaahdi Coleman, 21, refused to leave his cell on March 2 when he was due to appear in court. Judge Corie Caraway ordered Coleman to see a doctor to determine whether or not he is fit to stand trial. The judge appointed Dr. Daisy Switzer to assess Coleman.
Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey said this was not a test of insanity, it was only to determine if Coleman was fit to stand trial. Coleman will remain in custody.
Coleman refused to appear in court twice, on February 4 and March 2. However, he appeared in court on February 9 when Judge Corie Caraway requested a new arraignment at the time. During the March 2 court proceedings, an extraction order was granted as a safeguard in the event that Coleman was unwilling to cooperate on March 9.
The bus shooting happened Feb. 2 near an AM/PM on Feather River Boulevard in Oroville after an alleged disagreement arose. Five people were shot, one person was killed and four others were injured. Karin Dalton, 43, has been identified as the woman killed in the shooting. The other four people injured are an 11-year-old girl, a 25-year-old pregnant woman, a 38-year-old man and a 32-year-old man.
Coleman was arrested the same evening as the shooting at a Walmart about half a mile from where the shooting took place. The bus was parked near an AM/PM market at the corner of Feather River and Oro Dam boulevards. At the time of his arrest, Coleman was apparently wearing no clothes and exhibiting “erratic” behavior. Ramsey previously said Coleman had an outstanding warrant in Alameda County when he was arrested.
The judge ordered that all court proceedings be stayed until 8:30 a.m. on April 6 in Butte County Superior Court.