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Drive-By Shooting, Chase, Firearm Bust in Oroville

Oroville Police had their hands full Tuesday night after receiving reports of a drive-by shooting that led into a chase that resulted into an arrest.

Posted: Jul 10, 2018 10:50 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2018 12:29 PM

Oroville, Calif.-- Oroville Police say at approximately 4:50 p.m Tuesday night, they received several 911 calls regarding a possible drive-by shooting at a home off Wyandotte Avenue and Burlington Avenue.  

Police say within minutes, an OPD Officer located a vehicle matching the description provided by witnesses and attempted to stop the vehicle. A chase ensued and as the vehicle was fleeing a woman exited the vehicle. The pursuit continued and eventually ended at the Denny's parking lot in Oroville. 

Officers then arrested 35-year-old Gary Cartwright. 

Officers found several firearms and ammunition inside the car including an AK-4 Assault rifle, two AR-15 rifles , a 12-gauge shotgun and several hundred rounds of ammunition just to name a few. Police say the majority of firearms were found loaded. 

The woman passenger was interviewed and police say she was possibly being held within the vehicle against her will.

Cartwright was transported and booked into the Butte County Jail for several charges including shooting at an inhabited dwelling, negligent discharge of a firearm from a vehicle and kidnapping.

Police say no one was struck by the 4-5 rounds that were fired.

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