The Butte County Sheriff's Office announced that it has determined that a man found dead at a Palermo residence Friday was the victim of a homicide.
Deputies responded at about 5:30 p.m. to a report of a deceased man in the 7400 block of Gene Lane. They found the body of a man, identified as Lewis Raymond Newton, 43, of Oroville, who had been shot, according to a sheriff's department news release.
Authorities are not releasing information regarding the motive of the homicide, as detectives continue their investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call the Butte County Sheriff's Department felony investigations unit at (530) 538-7671.