Soon after a shooting incident that occurred on November 7, Chico Police Detectives began investigating the violent assault. Detectives soon learned that the suspect had entered a business in the area and was recorded on surveillance video. After reviewing the surveillance, several members of the Chico Police Department recognized the suspect to be Patrick Lee Dowell-Rollins (31 yrs). Dowell-Rollins was well known to many Department members due to an apprehension on 1/28/21, in which he fled from Officers while in possession of a 9mm Uzi rifle and a 9mm handgun. During that incident, Dowell-Rollins was safely apprehended by K9 Kimbo. During that prior incident, Dowell-Rollins was booked for violations of being a felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, resisting arrest, and warrants for prior firearms possession violations.
On 11/23/22, Detectives received information regarding Dowell-Rollins’ location near the 1200 block of E. Eaton Rd, Chico. Chico Police Detectives and Chico Police SWAT were employed to take Dowell-Rollins safely into custody. At approximately 11:17 am, SWAT Operators contacted Dowell-Rollins and took him into custody without incident. Dowell-Rollins was in possession of a stolen firearm located in a holster on his person. He also had numerous extra handgun magazines located on his person. Dowell-Rollins was later transported to Butte County Jail and arrested on the following violations:
1) Assault with a Deadly Firearm (245(a)(2) PC)
2) Felon in Possession of a Firearm (29800(a)(1) PC)
3) Carrying a concealed firearm (25400 PC)
4) Felon in Possession of Ammunition (30305(a)(1) PC
Location: 1200 block of E. Eaton Rd, Chico CA
Date/Time: 11/23/22 11:17 AM
Incident Case Number: 22-006950
Suspect: Patrick Lee Dowell-Rollins
Supervisor: Sgt. Nick Bauer
Watch Commander: SIC Scott Harris
***** ORIGINAL 11/7/2022 *****
On 11/07/2022 at 8:34 p.m., the Chico Police Department received a 911 call regarding a shooting that just occurred in the 1300 block of Longfellow Ave. Officers responded and arrived on scene, where they located a male victim with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his arm. The suspect had left in a vehicle prior to officers arriving. The victim was transported by ambulance to Enloe Hospital for treatment. Officers are currently working with witnesses and the business to identify the suspect and the suspect vehicle. This shooting appears, based on evidence at the scene, to be an isolated incident. If you have any information regarding the shooting, please contact the Chico Police Department at (530)897- 4911.
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