On 4/3/2022 at approximately 9:16 PM, the Chico Police Department Dispatch center received multiple 911 calls about a shooting in the 500 block of East Avenue. Officers arrived on scene within minutes and located a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle involved in the shooting. A high-risk enforcement stop was conducted and one subject was detained. The subject was later identified as Francisco Martinez.
During the investigation multiple expended cartridge casings were located in the street and inside the suspect vehicle. A firearm was also located inside the suspect’s vehicle. The firearm was previously reported as stolen out of San Francisco.
Martinez was arrested on multiple charges and transported to Butte County Jail. Martinez was arrested for the following violations:
23152(g) CVC – Driving under the Influence
246.3(a) PC – Reckless Discharge of a Firearm
496 PC – Possession of Stolen Property 11350 H&S – Possession of a Controlled Substance
11370.1 H&S – Possession of a Controlled Substance while Armed with a Firearm
29800(a)(1) PC – Addict in Possession of a Firearm.
Location: 500 Block of East Avenue, Chico, CA
Date/Time: 4/3/2022 at 9:16 p.m.
Supervisor: Sgt. P. Durfee
Watch Commander: Sgt. J. Durkin
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