Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Case # 23-001382


On March 6, 2023, around 4:45 p.m., the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call regarding a group of juveniles who had been chased by a vehicle near Boucher Street and Humboldt Avenue. It was reported that individuals occupying the vehicle brandished a firearm at the juveniles. 

Officers checked the area and located three subjects matching the reported descriptions. Officers attempted to make contact, and a foot pursuit ensued. Officers detained one subject, 21-year-old Christian Stowe, shortly after the pursuit began, who was armed with a pistol.  

A short while later, Officers located and arrested the remaining two subjects, juveniles (ages 13 and 16).  One was hiding in a residential backyard, and the other in a nearby apartment.

Mr. Stowe was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon; PC 245, Felony Child Endangerment; PC 273a(a), Brandishing a Firearm; PC417, Possession of a Concealed Firearm; PC 25400(a)(2), and Resisting Arrest; PC 148.

The 16-year-old juvenile was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon; PC 245

The 13-year-old juvenile was arrested for Resisting Arresting; PC 148.

At this time, the investigation is on-going. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at (530)897-4911, reference case number 23-001382.

Location: 9th St. between Poplar and Alder St.

Suspect: Christian Stowe (21 years), Withheld (16 years), Withheld (13 years)

Victim(s): Withheld

Supervisor: Sgt. M. Escobedo

Lieutenant: Lt. B. Love

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