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Police arrest Teichert Pond 16-year-old murder suspect

The Chico Police Department has arrested a teen in connection to the deadly shooting at Teichert Pond.

Posted: Sep 17, 2021 12:06 PM
Updated: Sep 17, 2021 4:29 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A suspect has been arrested for the deadly shooting at Teichert Pond in Chico on Sept. 4, according to Chico Police Department.

Police said they arrested a 16-year-old at his home in the early hours of Friday morning.

He was taken to Butte County Juvenile Hall and is facing murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges, according to police.

RELATED: Police identify person killed at Teichert Pond Saturday

On Sept. 4, police responded to Teichert Ponds around 2:28 a.m. for a report of a shooting at a homeless encampment.

Police located two gunshots victims and one was transported to the hospital. 

RELATED: Community reacts to deadly shooting at Teichert Ponds

The other person, later identified as 53-year-old Guy Steven Vanzant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation and will not release more information at this time.

The Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force and Fish and Wildlife assisted Chico Police Department. 

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