Shooting into an Occupied Residence

Case# 22-004221


On 7/9/2022 at approximately 2:07 AM, Chico Police Department dispatch center received multiple 911 calls in regards to a shooting. Callers were indicating a subject shot multiple rounds into an apartment at 75 Harvest Park Ct.

Multiple Chico Police Officers arrived on scene and located evidence of a shooting. Officers made contact at a residence within the complex and determined no one was injured as a result of the shooting. During the course of the investigation Officers arrested Carmelo Rico-Martinez of Chico, for being a prior felon in possession of a firearm, a violation of 29800(a)(1) of the California Penal Code.

The shooting investigation is currently ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at (530) 895-4911 and reference case number 22-004221.

Location: 75 Harvest Park Ct. 

Victim: Withheld

Suspect: Carmelo Rico-Martinez 

Supervisor: Sergeant Peter Durfee 

Lieutenant: Lt. Ben Love

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