Oroville Bus Shooter Pleads Not Guilty, Will Be Evaluated Court-Ordered Psychiatrists

A Sacramento man who opened fire inside a Greyhound bus in Oroville last year has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. 22-year-old Asaahdi Elijah Coleman had gotten on the bus in Redding and had gotten a phone call that made him act agitated and paranoid. When the bus parked near the AM/PM on Oro Dam Boulevard and people started getting off, Coleman started shooting. 12 shots were fired from a 9 millimeter handgun. 43-year-old Karin Dalton was killed and 4 others were injured, including Dalton’s 11-year-old daughter and a 25-year-old pregnant woman. Coleman ditched the gun and ran to a nearby Walmart, where he got into a fistfight and then took his clothes off. Coleman made his plea in a Butte County courtroom Wednesday. He’ll be evaluated by court-ordered psychiatrists.