Negligent Discharge of a Firearm

Case# 22-006393


On Wednesday, October 12th at about 10:10 p.m. the Chico Police Dispatch Center received a call for service related to a possible shooting that had just occurred in the area of E. 20th St and Roth St.

Officers arrived in the area and learned that teenage juveniles had thrown items at a house in the neighborhood. The resident, later identified as Mr. Gary Powell (68 years) exited his house with a firearm. Mr. Powell discharged the firearm as the juveniles ran away.

Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the shooting in this residential neighborhood. Mr. Powell was arrested and transported to jail on charges of 246.3 PC; Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

Location: E. 20th St near Roth St., Chico

Victim: Withheld

Suspect: Gary Powell (68 years)

Supervisor: Sgt. Bass

Lieutenant: Lt. Love

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