Homicide victim identified

He is 21-year-old Lorenzo Paz, who shot and killed his brother last year

A Butte County man who shot and killed his brother last year was found with a gunshot wound to the head at a residence in Oroville on Saturday (Oct. 21). His death has been ruled a homicide, according to a press release from the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

In May, a judge ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to indict Lorenzo Paz II (pictured), 21, on manslaughter charges in connection to the shooting death of his brother, 25-year-old Andrew Paz, on Oct. 11, 2016, in Bangor.

Glenn Jennings, deputy district attorney for Butte County, said the two men were in a marijuana garden when the incident happened. The gun used in the shooting was the same one their father had accidentally shot himself in the foot with nearly two months prior.