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Victim & suspect named in deadly Magalia neighbor shooting

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:13:16 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2013 11:58:06 AM CST
MAGALIA, Calif. -

The Butte County Coroner's Office has released the name of the suspect and the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Magalia.

The deceased suspect is Stephen Olson, 70, of Magalia.  The Sheriff's Office said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. 

The victim who was shot during the dispute is Kirk Bullis, age 46.  Bullis remains in stable condition at the hospital.

The shooting happened in the 1400 block of Northwood Drive near Imperial Way around 11 a.m.

Several people called 911 to report shots fired.  When deputies responded they heard an additional gunshot.  They said Olson then ran to his home.

Butte County Public Information Officer Miranda Bowersox said deputies found Bullis lying in the road.  He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

Deputies set up a perimeter around Olson's home.  When they closed in, they found him dead in his back yard. 

Bowersox said deputies learned there was a history of conflict between the two neighbors.