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SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING MURDER

Friday, December 31, 2021/Categories: Press Release

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December 31, 2021

SHERIFF’S OFFICE INVESTIGATING MURDER

Butte County, CA - On December 30, 2021, at approximately 11:00 PM, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) received multiple 911 calls from the Centerfolds nightclub, located at 15430 Highway 99, Butte County. Callers reported that a female was in the parking lot and had sustained several gunshot wounds. Deputies from BCSO, along with officers from the Chico Police Department (CPD) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to the location and found the victim in the parking lot in front of the nightclub. Medical personnel responded to the scene to render aid, however the victim, who was subsequently identified as Alicia Flores, (age 21), of Corning, died at the scene.
An investigation into the circumstances of the shooting was initiated. During the course of the investigation a person of interest, who was with Flores at the nightclub, was identified. That subject, Fernando Palomares (age 29), of Vina, California fled the scene on foot immediately after the shooting. After an extensive search of the remote area surrounding the business by BCSO deputies, CPD officers, CHP officers and CHP air support, Palomares was located and taken into custody without incident. Palomares was transported to the Butte County Jail where he is being held on a violation of parole.
The investigation is continuing with additional assistance from wardens of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, who are helping retrace the path Palomares took when he fled the scene. BCSO detectives will be completing the investigation and reviewing the case with the Butte County District Attorney’s Office within the next week.
The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about this investigation to contact detectives at 530-538-7671.
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