Deputies: Drunken Argument Ends With Gunshot

A family argument in Magalia has resulted in a gunshot injury. Monday evening at about 8:45PM, Butte County Sheriff Department Deputies responded to a roadblock in the area of Skyway and Ehrlich Court for a report of a man who’d been shot. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. Later, deputies learned that there hadd been an argument earlier between the victim and a family member, 28-year-old Ernest Aldrich. During the altercation, Aldrich, who reportedly had been drinking, shot the victim once in the leg. Aldrich was arrested and charged with assault with a firearm and being armed with a firearm during the commission of a felony. The investigation is ongoing.


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