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Teen arrested, suspected of killing

Guy Steven Vanzant was shot and killed at Teichert Ponds

- By Riley Blake rblake@chicoer.com

CHICO » A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of killing a homeless man at Teichert Ponds, Chico Police said Friday.

The shooting was first reported to the Chico Police Department at 2:28 a.m. Sept. 4, according to a news release. Homeless advocates said “teenagers” arrived while people were sleeping and began pointing guns attached with green laser pointers at campers before firing.

Following the shooting, Guy Steven Vanzant, 53, of Chico died at the scene. Another unnamed person received gunshot wounds and was transporte­d to Enloe Medical Center for treatment, the Chico police said. That person remains hospitaliz­ed in stable condition.

On Friday morning, Chico police announced an arrest was made in the early hours of the day.

“(Chico police) detectives and officers along with the assistance of (Butte Interagenc­y Narcotics Task Force) and Fish and Wildlife K-9 units, arrested a 16-year-old juvenile for the murder of Guy Steven Vanzant,” the news release read.

“The juvenile was contacted at his Chico residence and taken into custody without incident.”

Following the arrest, Chico police said the juvenile was sent to Butte County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of charges of murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

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