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Seattle woman identified as passenger killed in Oroville bus shooting, suspect refuses to appear in court

The 43-year-old woman killed in the Oroville was shooting was Karin Dalton, who was sweet, patient and non confrontational according to her aunt Sandi Concepcion.

OROVILLE, Calif. — Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday morning 43-year-old Karin Dalton, of Seattle, was the woman killed in Wednesday's Greyhound bus shooting.

Asaahdi Coleman, 21, of Sacramento, allegedly opened fire on the Greyhound bus before being arrested by police at a nearby Walmart. Four others — including an 11-year-old girl, 25-year-old pregnant woman, 32-year-old man and 38-year-old man — were injured in the shooting.

Colmean was scheduled to appear in court Friday but refused.  His arraignment is now scheduled for Wednesday morning.

"The Butte County Sheriff’s Office sends sincere condolences to the family of Karin, and everyone affected by the tragic events that took place Wednesday evening," a sheriff's office spokesperson said on Friday.

According to Sandi Concepcion, the aunt of Dalton, she was headed to New Mexico for a visit with family when getting on a Greyhound bus in Spokane, Wash., Tuesday morning.

"It's taken us days to kind of figure out what happened, why it happened. It's senseless," Concepcion said. "Karin was kind and sweet and non confrontational. She was with her children 24/7."

Credit: Dalton Family
Karin Dalton

Concepcion said she found out her niece was gone when her great nephew got a phone call Wednesday that made him hysterical. Dalton was the biological daughter of Concepcion's oldest brother.

In a press conference Thursday, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said Coleman was not in legal possession of the gun based on prior charges. Officials said they recovered a dozen 9 mm bullet casings on the bus, which also had a bullet hole through the windshield.

Mike Ramsey, Butte County District Attorney, added during Thursday's press conference Coleman had a juvenile record and an active felony warrant for having a gun as a prohibited person. 

"This particular individual in no way shape or form should have been in possession of a firearm. And as Mr. Ramsay noted, there is a previous history of this individual who is merely 21 engaged in this kind of conduct," Honea said at the press conference.

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