Death in a Public Right of Way

Case# 21-005015


On 8/20/21, at 3:29 p.m., Chico Fire, Butte Medics and Chico Police were dispatched to an unconscious man in a restroom near the Transit Center in downtown Chico. Upon arrival, they found the man was not breathing and began CPR. After approximately 20 minutes of lifesaving efforts, the man was pronounced deceased. The death of this man does not appear to be suspicious in nature.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

This press release is in response to a request to notify media outlets of a death located in the public right of way.

Location: 300 block of W. 2nd Street, Chico
Supervisor: Sgt. P. Ratto S9
Commander: Lt. T. Tupper L7

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