1 arrested after shots fired in Chico; car chase ends with crash at ‘Welcome to Willows’ sign


CHICO — A shooting in Chico allegedly led to a high-speed chase in which the driver crashed in Willows.

The Chico Police Department said in a news release they received a report around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday about shots fired near Cactus Avenue in Chico, and police say they suspect the shooter was 38-year-old Zachary Lloyd Kaslo.

Police said shots were fired “toward an occupied residence, striking the victim’s vehicle multiple times.”

Subsequently, a look out order was issued and Kaslo was allegedly spotted driving in Glenn County by members of the California Highway Patrol and the Glenn County Sheriff’s Office, according to the release.

A high-speed chase Tuesday night in Willows led to a Mercedes crashing into the “Welcome to Willows” sign. Although Chico police were not involved in the chase and did not report it, Glenn County Sheriff’s Office deputies at the scene said they believe the driver was involved in a shooting in Chico.

Chico police said Kaslo was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle, and being a felon in possession of ammunition. He was taken to the Butte County Jail.

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