Hostage situation turns deadly

Oroville man shot and killed after allegedly firing at law enforcement

On Saturday (April 7), Oroville Police responded to calls of gunshots heard inside a home on the 700 block of Pomona Avenue between 3 and 5 a.m. Officers received no response from residents.

At 5:41 a.m., a woman reported a gun was being pointed at her sister, who was inside the residence with two children. Oroville Police noticed a bullet hole in a front window and called Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

A man, later identified as Larry Siordia, 33, of Oroville, allegedly exited the residence about 8 a.m. carrying a pistol and started shooting at law enforcement. A BCSO sergeant fired one shot at Siordia, who later died at Oroville Hospital. The Butte County Officer Involved Shooting and Critical Incident Protocol Team is investigating.