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Suspect arrested in Chico murder

Officials say they spoke with witnesses and obtained search warrants, determining 26-year-old Johnny Osby was the suspect.

Posted: Apr 15, 2020 10:43 PM
Updated: Apr 28, 2020 2:51 AM

UPDATE 6:50 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2020 - Chico Police announced on Monday they have arrested the suspect in the murder of 21-year-old Joshua Elysee.

Officials say they spoke with witnesses and obtained search warrants, determining 26-year-old Johnny Osby was the suspect.

On April 27, almost two weeks after the deadly shooting, officials say they learned Osby was at an apartment on the 900 block of West East Avenue.

Due to a firearm being used in the homicide, officials say the city's SWAT team was called out to get Osby into custody.

After a short negotiation, Osby surrendered and officers took him into custody.

Osby was booked on a count of murder, as well as an outstanding warrant for his arrest on an unrelated case.

Additional charges are pending, according to police.

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UPDATE: 4:18 p.m. Thursday, April 16 - The adult victim who was shot late Wednesday night in Chico on Nord and W. 8th Avenues has died from the gunshot wound, Chico Police said.

The victim was identified as 21-year-old Joshua Elysee. The second victim, a 16-year-old was treated and released from the hospital on Wednesday night, according to police.

Officers said this investigation is now being treated as a homicide and no further details are available at this time.

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CHICO, Calif. - One man received life-threatening injuries during a shooting Wednesday evening on Nord and W. 8th Avenues, according to Chico Police. 

Chico Police said it received numerous calls at 8:46 p.m. regarding a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of 1521 Nord Avenue, which is Nord Gardens. 

When Chico police officers arrived on scene they found one man lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. The man was transported to Enloe Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. 

As officers were on scene, they learned that a 16-year-old had sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to Chico police. The juvenile was transported to Enloe Hospital and is expected to survive. 

There is no suspect information and the motive is not known at this time, Chico police said.

Part of W. 8th and Nord Avenues were shut down for about two hours starting around 9 p.m. Wednesday. 

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