Chico motel homicide

Police say a man suffered multiple gunshot wounds

The shooting death of a man last Thursday (Jan. 23) at a Chico motel is being investigated as a homicide, according to the Chico Police Department.

Officers responded at about 12:25 p.m. to the Motel 6 on Manzanita Court for a report of a medical emergency, according to a news release. Medics found a man—41-year-old John David Noonan of Oroville—suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and took him to Enloe Medical Center, where he died.

Detectives have taken over the case, and police say information has been withheld to protect the integrity of the investigation. No arrests or suspect information have been announced. The incident marks the first nonvehicular homicide in the city since 2018.