Two fatal shootings

West Chico robbery turns violent; officers shoot, kill homicide suspect near Camp Fire evacuation zone

An alleged robbery attempt in west Chico left a man fatally wounded Saturday (Nov. 17) and Chico Police looking for the shooter.

Just before 5 p.m., officers from Chico PD and University Police responded to a report of a man suffering from a gunshot wound in an apartment building on West Second Street behind Burger King. The victim, whom officials have not identified, was pronounced dead at Enloe Medical Center. Police say a resident shot one of the robbery suspects and a second suspect fled the scene, but the investigation is in preliminary stages.

Last Thursday (Nov. 15), law enforcement fatally shot a man suspected in a 2014 double homicide outside a Concow hardware store burned by the Camp Fire, just outside the evacuation zone. The man—identified as GD Hendrix, 48, of Berry Creek—was a parolee at large reported as acting suspicious for several days. Sheriff’s deputies from Butte, Sutter and Alameda counties responded.