At approximately 6:45 PM, CPD patrol, CFD, and Butte EMS responded to a reported hit-and-run collision near the Walnut St. / W. 3rd Street intersection. Upon arrival, first responders identified an apparent gunshot victim seated inside a vehicle. Lifesaving efforts were made, however, the adult male victim died at the scene. Minutes later near the W. Sacramento Avenue / Nord Avenue intersection, a CPD patrol officer stopped a suspect vehicle. Two suspects were contacted and detained. Detectives are working to establish whether or not the suspects were involved in the shooting. Detectives are also interviewing witnesses and investigating other potential suspect leads. This investigation included two active scenes where there were believed to be numerous witnesses. Anyone who witnessed the shooting is asked to contact the Chico Police Department at (530) 897-4900. To protect the integrity of this investigation, no other information will be released at this time. When deemed appropriate, a follow-up press release will be issued.
On 01/07/21, VSU Detectives met with the family of the homicide victim from the previously described incident. After addressing their concerns and preparing them for the impacts of additional media coverage, CPD is now prepared to identify the victim as 24 year-old Kevin Murillo.
This investigation remains ongoing. CPD Investigations will continue to release case information when appropriate.
Location: 308 Walnut Street (7-Eleven)
Victim: Kevin Murillo
Suspects: Identification x 2 pending
Supervisor: Det. Sgt. O. Pena
Watch Commander: Investigations Lt. B. Miller