Chico Police Follow A Trail of Quarters to Find Shotgun and Suspect

A third incident concerning a firearm in Chico occurred on Nord Avenue Sunday about noon. A juvenile has been detained.

Posted: Oct 28, 2018 1:19 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2018 10:29 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Chico Police literally followed a trail of quarters to discover a double-barreled shotgun and a juvenile suspect when investigating multiple reports of a man with a gun on Nord Avenue in Chico near the Post on Nord apartment complex. 

Sunday just before noon reports started coming in about a man with a gun running on Nord who was possibly hiding a rifle under a hoodie.

Police responded to the location on Nord Avenue and searched on Columbus Avenue behind the Safeway shopping center as well.

Police told Action News Now reporter Jafet Serrato that they the suspect had left a trail of quarters. They followed the trail and found the shotgun and a juvenile that may or may not be involved in the incident. That person has been detained, but not arrested.

Chico Police officers have been going door to door in the area to ask if anyone heard shots, was injured or had any recent vandalism or burglaries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Chico Police at (530) 897-4900.

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