Suspect in Wheelchair Arrested in Connection to Oroville Murder

Suspect in Wheelchair Arrested in Connection to Oroville Murder

FRESNO – A gang member and a possible accessory were arrested on Friday in connection to a drug-related shooting death that happened late last month.

A video surveillance of the incident, which happened in Oroville on November 26, depicted a man sitting in a wheelchair and firing at a victim, who was just a few feet away. Oroville is in northern California in Butte County, between Chico and Yuba City.

The man in the wheelchair was identified as 31-year-old Yatee Her.

Authorities were able to track down Her at a home on Roy Avenue in southwest Fresno, where he was being assisted into a car. Her was arrested and booked into Fresno County Jail on suspicion of murder, gang enhancements and weapons violations.

Police also arrested 29-year-old John Her, who they say was an accessory to the murder. He was booked on suspicion of accessory to murder and gang enhancements.

During the arrests, nearby gang members ran into a nearby house occupied by children. Police forced their way in and took several gang members into custody. The two children inside the house were unharmed.

On Saturday, police searched a home on East Byrd Avenue in southeast Fresno where Yatee Her had been staying. The home is owned by Yatee Her’s brother-in-law, Ze Xiong. Police found numerous weapons, including a banned assault rifle and more than 2,000 rounds of ammunition. Xiong was arrested on weapons violations.

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Suspect in Wheelchair Arrested in Connection to Oroville Murder was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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Elizabeth Warmerdam

Beth Warmerdam is a freelance journalist based out of Reedley. She graduated from Fresno State in 2004 with a BA in print journalism and has worked for several newspapers and magazines. In addition to writing, Beth enjoys being a stay-at-home mom, trying to keep up with her 2-year-old son, Zachary.