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Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Rest in peace, Nipsey Hussle. You will be missed

Mitchell Kret

April 4, 2019

Rapper and philanthropist Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot and killed in front of his Marathon Clothing store in South Los Angeles on March 31. He was known and will be remembered for his activism, entrepreneurship and, of course, his music. Nipsey was shot six times, an...

Watermelon hurled at woman who refuses sex

Kendall George

February 26, 2019

University PoliceCall Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 7:20 a.m., Student Health Center There was a male who was reported to be hitting the door and trying to get into the building. He was reported as saying "weird" things.Call Type: Suspicious PersonFriday, Feb. 22, 5:03 p.m., Sutter HallA male was reported to have been asking students for money outside of Sutter Hall. He began walking towards Meriam Library when he was arrested. Call Type: Suspicious Circumstance Saturday, Feb. 23, 9:20 p.m., Modoc Hall ...

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Shots fired in downtown Chico leaves one injured and one detained

Dan Christian

September 6, 2018

Around 1 a.m. this morning, Chico Police responded to a report of a subject in the downtown area brandishing a firearm. Upon arriving downtown, police heard multiple gun shots and people running from the 300 block of Main Street. When police arrived on scene they located a person lying on the ground...

Chico Police investigating shooting of two mobile homes in Chico

Chico Police investigating shooting  of two mobile homes in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 7, 2018

Police responded to reports of a shooting at 370 East Lassen Avenue on Sunday around midnight.The Chico Police Department has confirmed that at the time of the incident, officers were already on the street responding to an unrelated call and were dispatched to the scene immediately. There was no suspec...

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Man arrested in connection with previous shooting in Chico

Josiah Nicholl

May 5, 2018

A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred last fall in Chico.According to a press release from the Chico Police Department, witnesses say the shooting occurred after a fight broke out at a party on September 23, 2017, at 600 West 7th Street. The party ended following the alter...

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Woman shot while using Lyft service

Josh Cozine

April 7, 2018

A woman was shot early Saturday morning while in the back of a Lyft outside of townhouses on 500 block of Pomona Ave in Chico. According to the Lyft driver, Robert Archer, “It was your typical weekend Chico call until (the shot).” He said he picked up a male and female couple, whose name...

Man arrested following shooting incident

Man arrested following shooting incident

Josiah Nicholl

March 30, 2018

In the second shooting incident in Chico in two days, a man was arrested Thursday for shooting a victim multiple times.The Chico Police Department received multiple calls around 4:45 p.m about a shooting at the La Vista Verde Apartment complex. Within minutes, more calls were received about a reckles...

Trial set for two men charged in 2016 shooting

Trial set for two men charged in 2016 shooting

Josiah Nicholl

March 15, 2018

Butte County Superior Court Judge Robert Glusman declared Wednesday that the trial for two men charged in a neighborhood shooting has been set for August, according to the Butte County Courthouse. The two men, Justice Alleyne, 35, and Gregory Williams-Downey, 27, were charged with weapons violations and ...

Police identify and arrest shooter following lengthy investigation

Police identify and arrest shooter following lengthy investigation

Josiah Nicholl

March 7, 2018

A man police believe was connected to a vehicle shooting in Chico last month was arrested this week. Chico police stated that Draven Paul Brannon-Thompson, 21, was identified after an investigation into the cause of a shooting in February. The original shooting took place on Feb. 21 around 3:45 p.m....

Man arrested for fatal shooting in Oroville

Man arrested for fatal shooting in Oroville

Josiah Nicholl

March 5, 2018

A man was caught and taken into custody Sunday for fatally shooting another man in Oroville this weekend.Oroville police first responded when they were dispatched to the Oroville Hospital at 2:45 a.m. Sunday after a call about a patient who had a gunshot wound to the head.The person who brought the patien...

Student activists protest mass shootings, spark change

Student activists protest mass shootings, spark change

Nicte Hernandez

February 27, 2018

Mass shootings, violence and terrorism almost seem to be the norm recently. Headlines continue to show the number of casualties and the number of wounded individuals that have been reported. The latest mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is something different becau...

Shooting at Chico residence under investigation

Shooting at Chico residence under investigation

Josiah Nicholl

February 21, 2018

Police found evidence of a home shooting after receiving reports of shots being fired Sunday.According to a Chico Police Department press release, the first call was made at approximately 3:24 a.m to the area of Terrace Drive and East 1st Avenue. After a citizen called about hearing multiple gunshots, offic...

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