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Man wanted for shooting into a car on June 18 arrested Wednesday night in Chico

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Drake Afflerbach

CHICO, Calif. - Drake Afflerbach, a man wanted for shooting into a car in the Cohasset area on June 18 and evading deputies in a car on June 20, was arrested on Wednesday, according to the Chico Police Department

A Chico Police officer received information saying that Afflerbach was hiding in a homeless camp along the railroad track in the 800 block of Nord Avenue at around 7:30 p.m.

Chico Police used aerial drones to confirm that Afflerbach was in the camp. Officers established a perimeter to try to find and arrest Afflerbach.

As officers moved into place, Afflerbach walked out of the camp and into a nearby apartment complex parking lot.

When he saw the police cars in the parking lot he tried to run away, but could still be seen by the drones, according to the Chico Police Department

A Chico Police K-9 unit was used to find Afflerbach hiding near an apartment in a nearby complex. He was then taken into custody.

Afflerbach and the officers involved did not receive any injuries and no force was used.

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