Update: Shooting victim identified as Chico State Student

Mar 8, 2015 1:55 PM by David McVicker

Butte County Coroners confirmed that the 22-year-old man shot and killed during a fight at a party is Chico State Student Travis Powell.

Benjamin Allen heard about the incident that was just down the block from his home, but didn't expect to get involved. He tells Action News Now that Police called him to unlock his van so they could remove 3 stray bullets lodged in the side door.

Chico Police units and California Highway Patrol responded to a call around 1 a.m. After an initial investigations, officers said a fight broke out at a party at an apartment complex. Investigators said three victims were shot by an unknown number of assailants. Police also said two people were stabbed along with another getting hit in the face with a glass bottle.

Anyone that witnessed, has video or images of the incident or the party prior to the incident, is encouraged to contact the Chico Police Department Detective Bureau.


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