Son accused of fatally shooting his father

Oroville Police BadgeOROVILLE – An Oroville teenager has been booked into Okanogan County Jail for allegedly shooting and killing his father on Tuesday afternoon, according to Oroville Police Chief Todd Hill.

In a press release Thursday morning Chief Hill writes, “On March 12, 2019 at 12:27 p.m. Oroville Police Department responded to the report of an adult male having been shot by his son. Responding officers confirmed a male subject identified as Terry Shaw was deceased.”

The juvenile suspect was later arrested and taken into custody without incident with assistance from the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office and the United State Border Patrol, according to Hill. “The suspect was booked on charges of 1st degree murder as well as being a juvenile in possession of a firearm. This incident in still under investigation,” said Chief Hill.


About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.